Community gardens

There are currently eight community gardens in Moonee Valley. The gardens are spread across the council area on reserves, at neighbourhood houses and on public housing estates.

Community gardens give you the chance to:

  • connect with others outdoors
  • grow your own food 
  • learn and share gardening skills
  • improve spaces.

Ascot Vale community growing space

We are building a community growing space in Ascot Vale and want your input. How would you arrange the beds? What would you plant?

We are holding an information session to answer these questions and more, so come along if you want to be part of a growing space in Walter Reserve! Reserve your place today.

Avondale Heights Community Garden

The Avondale Heights Community Garden was established in 2010 by local gardening enthusiasts. There are currently 20 plots which organisers are hoping will eventually grow to 70. Visit the Avondale Heights Community Garden website for more information.

River Reserve, off River Drive and The Crossway South, Avondale Heights. Melways Ref 27 C3

East Keilor Sustainability Street

Established in 2004, East Keilor Sustainability Street has 48 regular garden plots, a children's garden and beds designed for accessibility. Over 75 per cent of the gardeners live within one kilometre of the garden. For more information visit the East Keilor Sustainability Street Facebook page.

10a Tuppal Place, East Keilor. Melways Ref 15 E9

Essendon Community Garden

Located near the Moonee Ponds Creek in Ascot Vale, Essendon Community Garden is the second oldest community garden in Victoria and was established in 1978 by dedicated gardeners in the area. Essendon Community Garden holds a working bee on the first Sunday of each month and there is lots of work to be done! Visit the Essendon Community Garden website.

56 Brisbane Street, Ascot Vale. Melways Ref 28 K9

Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre (FSNLC) Community Garden

Originally for use by students of FSNLC as part of a gardening/cooking program, now used for community education programs and individual plot use. This community garden is intended for those who don't have access to a growing space or who are on a concession. To find out more visit the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Community Garden website.

28 Farnham Street, Flemington. Melways Ref 28 K 11

Strathmore Community Garden

The initial idea for Moonee Valley's most recently established community garden came from the Boeing Reserve Wellness Group with the aim to encourage more social interaction in the local area and also grow food. The site is next to Boeing Reserve and near the Moonee Ponds Creek and currently has 32 plots. To find out more visit their Strathmore Community Garden Facebook page.

Boeing Reserve, Strathmore Heights (Next to Boeing Reserve car park). Melways Ref 16 C5

Community gardens at public housing estates

If you are a public housing tenant in Moonee Valley you can join one of Cultivating Community's Gardens which are located at inner city public housing estates. Visit the Cultivating Community website to find out more.

Wingate Avenue Community Garden

Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale.

Crown Street Garden

Crown Street, Flemington.

Flemington Community Garden

120 Racecourse Road, Flemington.

Last updated: Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:49 AM