In the years that the heritage-listed Old Mount Gambier Gaol was managed as a prison, the grounds were used for cultivation of vegetables by the inmates.
In 2007 a community garden was established on a small portion of the property.
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol Community Garden is a not for profit organisation.
Members of the community participate in growing fruit and vegetables on the land adjacent the Old Gaol site in the centre of town.
The garden consists of 46 plots and has 29 active plot holders with many many of these being recent migrants to the area.
Other facilities include a pergola, pizza oven, BBQ and rainwater tank as well as all tools and hoses available to members. The Garden sought funding to construct permanent bird covering for their orchard.
Entry via O’Halloran Terrace car park next to Reidy Park Primary School, Mt Gambier.