Welcome to the Graceville Community Garden

The Graceville Community Garden was officially established in May 2010 and operates as a shared space, aiming to:

  • Strengthen communities and families
  • Educate children and others about sustainability
  • Grow food and other plants
  • Beautify the suburb and act as a place for community arts
  • Care for the environment.

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15 Oct 2009 - A Blank Canvas
29 May 2010 - Garden Plan Drafted
8 June 2010 - Making A Start
20 Jul 2010 - Garden Beds Taking Shape
21 Aug 2010 - Starting to Plant
12 Sep 2010 - New Lush Growth
13 Jan 2011 - Brisbane Floods
23 Mar 2011 - Recovery Underway
7 May 2011 - Shade House Erected

Latest Garden News

Created by Tim Auld on 27 Apr 2015 - 4:28pm

Around 25 people representing 7 community gardens from as far as Gatton and the Sunshine coast visited us on the 18th of April for the annual network gathering. The local councillor Nicole Johnston also attended.

Created by Tim Auld on 12 Apr 2015 - 4:14pm

On Saturday the 18th of April Graceville Community Garden is hosting the annual community garden network gathering. We invite members of other community gardens and other interested people to visit our garden for the day and discuss relevant issues, have a tour of the garden, participate in small workshops and show off their own garden.

Created by Tim Auld on 7 Apr 2014 - 11:18am

As usual there is a lot going on at the garden. We already had two worm farms - one a 'Worm Cafe' style plastic tiered system, the other a bath tub.

Created by Tim Auld on 17 Feb 2014 - 9:03am

The garden members have been plugging away at our various projects over the last 6 months. We've completed some important and valuable infrastructure.

Created by Tim Auld on 27 Aug 2013 - 10:01am

This winter has been a fantastic growing season, with some early rain and mild temperatures. At the garden we have taken advantage of this by planting a bed of climbing peas and two beds of potatoes. These have done quite well, especially the peas which are producing bags every week. We also produced about 40 lemons on our tree this year and more than two wheelbarrows full of pumpkins.

Created by Tim Auld on 13 May 2013 - 5:29pm

After our last AGM we tabled some ideas for what we'd like to see out of the garden this year. My suggestion was a combination of soil improvement - primarily in the form of composting, but also better rainwater harvesting.

Created by Tim Auld on 11 Sep 2012 - 1:32pm

Spring is here and the bees know it! They've been busy increasing their numbers, collecting nectar and turning it into honey.

Created by Tim Auld on 27 Jul 2012 - 9:49am

At the garden we have lots of people who share their knowledge with the other members on a regular basis. Sometimes this takes the form of a workshop. Sometimes theoretical, often practical. In this case I held a workshop to teach the other members how to make thermophilic (hot) compost.

Created by Tim Auld on 1 Jul 2012 - 4:27pm

We like to know what we're eating, and that our plants are given the best opportunity to be healthy that we can give them. We decided to get a soil test done to find out!

Created by Tim Auld on 1 Jul 2012 - 4:08pm

At the Graceville Community Garden we are always trying new things - and it's not just about plants here. This year we are attempting to grow shiitake mushrooms!