Get Growing At The Best Community Gardens On The Sunshine Coast

By Claire Plush
21st May 2020

Raised garden beds filled with leafy greens.

Indoor plants are all the rage right now, but have you tried growing your plants...outside? A crazy concept, we know. And frankly, we don’t all have the space. Or the time. 

That’s where community gardens come in. You can get your own plot, plant what you want and watch it flourish before your very eyes. If your thumb is a little less than green, you can get advice from experienced growers, and maybe even get their help taking care of some of your more deep-rooted shoots. 

But most importantly, community gardens are all about getting in touch with the community. You get to meet people you otherwise wouldn’t, and form connections and friendships with like-minded individuals. Sound like your cup of tea? Check out some of the best community gardens on the Sunshine Coast, and see what you can do to get involved. 

Veggie Village

If you’re on the hunt for one of the best community gardens on the Sunshine Coast for families, then you can’t look past Peregian Beach’s Veggie Village. Offering individual and communal plots for rent, you can expect to see organic fruit, herbs and vegetables growing in the garden beds here. With working bees each month, a playgroup and regular pizza nights, Veggie Village is all about bringing people together and sharing any green thumb learnings you might have. 

Yandina Community Gardens

Tucked in the centre of Yandina, the Yandina Community Gardens are a community group dedicated to upping your gardening knowledge and providing practical experiences. With a strong focus on permaculture design, you’ll learn how to grow your own food along with ways to make your home more sustainable. Membership starts at $15 a year, and with workshops available, this is the perfect place to connect with new people while picking up new skills.

Alexandra Headland Community Garden

Opening five years ago, Alexandra Headland Community Garden has an informal approach to gardening which we love. Working collectively to grow and then share the produce, they don’t rent individual beds, which means you’re more than likely to strike up a chat with your fellow gardeners when tending to the plants. Working bees are held as needed and there’s a casual meeting each month to discuss anything and everything, 

Noosa Community Gardens

If sipping a cup of tea, having a chat AND doing some gardening are your idea of a morning well spent, then the welcoming folks at Noosa Community Gardens could be your new BFFs. Set in Tewantin, this peaceful community garden sees any produce that is grown, harvested and then shared among all the members—so if you’re not yet the owner of a green thumb, you’ll still reap the rewards. 

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Image credit: Jonathan Hanna

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