Taroona community garden, near Hobart

I was staying in Taroona last weekend and went for a walk and came across a community garden, so good for those people who want to grow their own produce but either do not have enough room or not enough knowledge. I like the idea of suburbs offering a space for this purpose and there are many small redundant parks around or space that could be dedicated toward a garden within a public park. All it takes is members of the suburb to lobby the local council, easier said that done I know. The community garden was not open so I took as many photos on my iphone as I could from around the fence line.

War memorial in the park with a bed of rosemary behind, I did pick some and remembered those who lost their lives

The war memorial is in the park that leads to the community garden.

One of several entrances to the park

A view of the beautiful waterside suburb

Taroona is the next suburb along from Sandy Bay and here residents can pretend they live in the country growing their own food. The garden is also used to educate children locally and now there are around 50 family or group plots of about 4 square metres each. There are also 4 communal beds with a rotational system in place, and other ‘community’ areas around the perimeter fence. There is a herb garden on the outer perimeter on the Chiton Place frontage. I found that information on the dedicated website for the Taroona communal garden.

Looks like your plot is numbered

Quinces espaliered on fence

Raised beds, maybe I would need higher ones

Even room for flowers or are they sweet peas...

There seems to be plenty of room



  1. #1 by bagnidilucca on February 15, 2011 - 5:38 am

    I see lots of these in Italy, usually from the train. I think they are a great idea.

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