Benefits of community gardens

Shire of Mundaring recognises community gardening as a valuable recreational activity that contributes to community health and wellbeing, environmental and sustainability education and shared use of open space.

Community gardens are also a great way to demonstrate gardening or other horticultural activities to the community, including schools and youth groups.

The Shire has developed a Community Gardens Policy to support community gardens in our community.

Community Gardens Policy (PDF)

How we can help community garden groups

Subject to available resources the Shire supports community gardens in the following ways:

  • Assist interested groups in searching for suitable public land for the development of community gardens
  • Where possible provide suitable public land for community gardens
  • Work with community partners in the development of the community garden
  • Provide in-kind support where feasible (i.e. water options, mulch, etc.)
  • Promote and raise awareness of community gardening through the Shire’s website, publications and events
  • Provide information to the public about the operation of community gardens
  • Facilitate meetings of community gardens working group to assist with community engagement processes and establishment of community gardens
  • Provide advice and ongoing communication with garden coordinators and committees
  • Assist with the development of garden management plans
  • Assist in obtaining grants and resources
  • Support the establishment of recycling, worm farms and composting facilities.

Chidlow Community Garden 

Chidlow Community Garden is located adjacent to the Railway Reserve near the corner of Thomas St and Rosedale Road in Chidlow. The Community garden is a place of learning, sharing and joining together as a community. It is designed to be friendly, socially inclusive, accessible and welcoming for all ages. To find out more, visit the Chidlow Community Garden Facebook page.

Darlington Community Garden

Darlington Community Garden members are transforming the space behind Darlington Pavilion. 

The groups mission is to create a community hub, welcoming all people, where the focus is:

  • Organic gardening and permaculture principles
  • Sustainability
  • The arts
  • Reconciliation and healing
  • Learning and teaching.

To find out more, visit the Darlington Community Garden Facebook page or Instagram account.

Glen Forest Community Garden

The Glen Forest Community Garden is located on Hardey Road, Glen Forrest.

Formed late 2008, the group has established a community garden where everyone can come and grow all kinds of flowers, fruit and vegetables, in a fun, permaculture-inspired kind of way.

To find out more, visit the Glen Forest Community Garden Facebook page or Instagram account. Or visit the Glen Forest Community Garden Facebook page. 

Stoneville Community Garden

Stoneville Community Garden is situated next to Norris Park, off Bentley St, Stoneville. Its lease was established in 2021. 

The garden site was previously the local Stoneville Kindy garden, but has been re-imagined as an organic community garden embracing all folks and incorporating permaculture principles, waterwise strategies, and utilising local practical and creative resources.

The volunteers design and build wicking beds, solar pumps on rainwater tanks, and all access pathways around the garden site. They aim to use their own compost, worm farms, seed saving practises and edibles to experiment, learn about bush tucker and endemic species, and provide an early childhood planting patch. 

Their community desire is to hold a space that is dynamic and fun, educational, safe, productive, therapeutic, and open to all.

Stoneville Garden holds workshops, develops sustainable designs, enjoys busy bees, and shares diverse ideas and knowledge. Come enjoy homemade snacks, cuppas, and a good chinwag. To find out more, email  or connect on Facebook.

Swan View Community Garden

Located on Gladstone Avenue, Swan View.

The garden incorporates the concepts of “Living Smart” by being a garden that is sustainable, organic, water-wise and explores the use of recycled materials.

To find out more, visit the Swan View Community Garden page on the Community Gardens Australia website.

More information and contact

For more information, please contact us.