The market garden on this site was one of 6 gardens located between Eastern Valley Way and Alpha Road from 1880 to 1950. The garden was originally farmed by a group of Chinese gardeners, who regularly carried vegetables in baskets around local streets to sell to residents.
The garden continued until 1949 and was one of the last market gardens in Willoughby.
Three years ago as part of the redevelopment of the site, the area is once again turned into a productive edible garden, with a combination of annuals and perennials plants.
Come along and meet the friendly members of this new community garden. I’m sure they have plenty of experience and information to share on how to start a new edible garden.