Over a decade ago some keen local gardeners, green thumbs and growers acquired a space once run by the Forestry Commission and so became the community gardens we see today.
For Heather Moore, who joined later, the gardens and the volunteers provide an outlet and a great chance to socialise and share a common passion – gardening. Whether it be spring flowers, veggies or fruit, there are a number of gardens run by volunteers with a plethora of produce.
“We have all types of plants and fruit and veg from she-oaks, tomatoes and beetroots to lemons and much more,” said Heather.
“Members can also adopt a plot and foster and nurture their own garden bed like the Thompson-Glasson family here today,” Heather said. “It is also a great way to get outside and get the family into gardening and growing their own food.”
For Brett Thompson, the gardens are a great escape for daughter Pip and partner Lisa. “It is a great way to do something together and get out and about.”
Membership is $10 and the gardens are open Saturday’s. AGM 16th October at 10am.