Insect Hotels

An insect hotel provides shelter for a variety of beneficial insects in your garden, especially native solitary bees and wasps, which pollinate your plants and help keep pests under control. Other beneficial insects include lacewings, hoverflies, ladybugs, beetles, and earwigs. Insects are vital members of our ecosystems, but humans have destroyed and poisoned so many[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Newport Community Garden

Newport Community Garden

A not for profit, member based Community Garden in Newport. The garden has been running for about 4 years. There are approximately 30 gardens beds, a native bee hive, compost, worm farms & a green house. Child friendly, composting. We grow organic fruit, herbs and veggies. Workshops/presentations Composting workshop/presentation – 11am on Saturday 21 March.[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Pennant Hills edible garden

Pennant Hills – Stephanie’s Garden

I had very little interest in gardening until I was steered towards the (now defunct) ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course at Ryde Horticultural College in 2011. Permaculture is an integrated design system, with distinct ethics and principles. At the first lecture I remember Penny Pyett, the amazing teacher, saying “This course will change your life.” At[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - raised beds

St Ives – Dave’s Garden

We have been working to make our home and garden sustainable since we moved in 6 years ago. We have 33,500L of tank capacity dedicated to irrigation, with hundreds of metres of irrigation lines. There are three large netted garden beds, an orchard, backyard chickens in a fenced run and a compost system. We’ve been[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Northern Beaches edible garden

Elanora Heights – Permanora – Selena’s Garden

We have 1200 sq m permaculture garden with and a sustainable house based on Sydney’s northern beaches. We have chooks, worm farms, composting, native bees, native bush tucker and medicine plants, edible fruit, vegetable and medicinal plants, water features, citrus grove, raised and no-dig garden beds, herb spiral, aquaponics, a green wall, rain water tanks,[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Mowbray Public School edible garden

Lane Cove North – Mowbray Public School Garden

Mowbray Public School hosts a large vegetable garden, bush tucker garden and orchard. These gardens represent many positive years of community connections between students, teachers, parents, council and businesses. The vegetable garden in particular has undergone a transformation in the last few years. Following the school rebuild at the end of 2017, the vegetable garden[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Northern Beaches edible garden

Manly – Katja’s Garden

Katja’s garden is a small urban permaculture garden filled to the brim with edibles. Every inch is used to grow food in raised garden beds, wicking containers and pots. Join us for a tour and see how we manage to grow a large percentage of our fresh veggies, fruit and herbs in this small urban[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - The Habitat community garden

Ryde – The Habitat Community Garden

ONLY OPEN SAT 10am-4pm The Habitat is a community plant nursery and open (no fences) food garden. We are at 251 Quarry Road, Ryde at the entrance to Santa Rosa Park. We do composting, worm farming and have raised and on-ground garden beds. We also incorporate a sensory garden, a habitat garden and a yarning[…]