Existing Garden Groups

Volunteers harvesting garlic

The following information on existing community garden groups operating in and adjoining the Ryde Council area has been prepared to assist interested parties.  The contact details of individual groups were correct at the time of publication.

Ryde Community Garden Groups

The Habitat

The Habitat is a community food garden and a community native plant nursery that specialises in growing plants indigenous to the Ryde area. 

Consider visiting or joining The Habitat to find out more about the benefits and management of community gardening. 

Location: Santa Rosa Park, 249 Quarry Rd, Ryde
Website: habitatnetwork.org

Macquarie University Community Garden Group

The Macquarie University Community Garden group teaches and promotes organic growing practices with plots available on campus to start your own veggie or flower garden. All are welcome to attend the monthly Working Bees, held on the first Sunday of each month. New members may contact the garden group via email.

Location: Macquarie University, Cnr Culloden Road & Talavera Road, Marsfield
Facebook: facebook.com/mqcommunitygarden
Email: macquariegarden@gmail.com

Neighbouring Community Garden Groups

Existing Community Garden groups operate in neighbouring LGAs to City of Ryde. Consider talking to them and visiting to find out how these groups are managing their community gardens:

Happy Hens Community Gardens | Hunters Hill Council

The Happy Hens are a local community group who have built two community gardens at Bedlam Bay and the Henley Community Centre. 


  • Bedlam Bay Community Garden | Old Gladesville Hospital, Campbell Parade, Gladesville
  • Henley Green Community Garden | 2a Crown Street, Henley

Website: www.happyhens.org.au
Email: happyhensent@gmail.com

Hughes Park Community Garden | Lane Cove Council

The Hughes Park Community Garden was developed by the community in partnership with Lane Cove Council. The community garden is located inside Hughes Park with flower-shaped garden beds to enhance the amenity and communal feel of the garden.

Location: 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove 
Facebook: facebook.com/LaneCoveCommunityGarden
Email: lanecovecommunitygarden@gmail.com

Bruce Miller Reserve Community Garden | City of Parramatta 

The Bruce Miller Reserve Community Garden was developed by the community in partnership with City of Parramatta. The community garden is co-located with open space and a play space within Bruce Miller Reserve.

Location: 6a Trumper Street, Ermington
Website: www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/node/19426