Cultivating Friendships at the Yoorala Street Community Garden in The Gap

Yoorala Street Community Garden, The Gap
Photo Credit: Yoorala St Community Garden/Facebook

Check out the Yoorala Street Community Garden in The Gap, an organic garden that does not use any fertilisers, pesticides or fungicides, with green spaces divided into communal areas maintained by all of the members.



Opened in 2010, this garden space is such a welcoming site for people of all abilities to cultivate crops and develop friendships and skills. Members pay an annual fee to help with the facility’s upkeep and progress.

Regular work on the gardens happens on a Sunday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the colder months of April to October and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the warmer months of November to March.

Photo Credit: Yoorala St Community Garden/Facebook

Children supervised by adults are welcome to join and learn gardening techniques or develop their love for nature at such a young age. Members with accessibility needs may work on the raised garden beds or in access-friendly areas with paths.

Photo Credit: Yoorala St Community Garden/Facebook

Members who have more to spare financially may also rent one of the 31 plots available to use for their own crops and materials. They are expected to work on their plots at least four times a year.

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As this is a community garden, everyone is encouraged to swap and share what they have planted. 

Yoorala Street Community Garden grows fruits and vegetables, as well as flourishing flowers. Members also come to play with the kids or their pets in the open spaces. 

To learn more about becoming a member, renting a plot, or participating in the activities, email yscgsecretary@gmail.com for your enquiries.



“A well organised community garden. Well worth a visit on Sunday for a working bee to see if you’d like to join. Bring a plate, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and minds.”

Shionagh 

“Great native and euro gardens. Nice friendly people who are always welcoming, happy to educate and accept your help.”

Hairy

“A well patronised community garden, a Men’s Shed and a great dog off leash park. What’s not to like?!”

Michael