Our garden sits without the historic grounds of Pentridge Prison in Coburg. Our space has kindly been set aside by Shayher Group, and we are completely volunteer-run.
Statement on 27 March 2020
With things moving quickly around the COVID-19 crisis, we are temporarily putting a pause on new memberships. That means you won't be able to join our garden for at least the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, please sign up for our newsletter to be informed when we are accepting new members again.
Thanks for your understanding, Pentridge Community Garden Organising Commitee.
Gardening Membership | $70 full, $35 concession, $120 families
Gardening Membership provides you with access to the large communal gardening space at any time (via the combination lock on the gate and shed), use of all tools and materials. We supply seeds and seedlings (although you are also welcome to bring some of your own) as well as fertiliser, mulch, soil, compost and everything else needed to make the garden thrive. Other gardeners will be very happy to help you as we garden together and your skills develop.
All gardening members share the harvest of fresh fruit, veggies, flowers and herbs that come from our hard work. There's always plenty to go around!
Friends of the Garden | $20 full, $10 concessionOur "Friends of" membership is for those who want to show support for our mission and access the compost at any time (you will receive the gate combination).
- If would prefer to pay by another method, click on the Join Offline button. Let us know in the message what kind of membership you would like and we will contact you.
- Information about eligible concession cards
- All Members of the Pentridge Community Garden automatically become members of our parent organisation, Moreland Community Gardening (MCG). This gives you a say in how the garden is run, the opportunity to become an organiser or board member, and a vote at the AGM. Family memberships entitle you to nominate two MCG members.
- All of our memberships are annual, you will receive an automatic email when your membership is due.
- We are building a handful of personal plots for Gardening Members who are interested in tending their own private space. We notify members periodically via email when these become available. An additional annual fee is charged for use of a personal plot
If you want to contribute to our compost, but not participate in gardening, you are welcome to come to the garden to deposit your scraps during open hours. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date times.
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Email us: email@example.com
Where to find us
The garden is located at the corner of Murray Road and Stockade Avenue, Coburg - opposite Coburg Lake.
The 526 and 561 buses go right past and the 530 and 534 or the No 19 tram are pretty close too! Or you can park in Stockade Ave or the new side street, Moonering Drive.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the garden open only to Pentridge residents? No! Anyone is welcome to join us.
Do I need to have gardening experience? No! We all bring different skills to the garden and we are looking forward to learning from each other.
How big is the space? The site is around 1500m2, of which 1250m2 is usable for gardening.
Can I volunteer my building/painting/woodworking skills? Yes! The garden is up and running, but it’s still a work in progress. We’ll continue to build and fill garden beds and complete the site over the coming months.
Will there be private allotments? We are building a handful of personal plots for Gardening Members who are interested in tending their own private space. We notify members periodically via email when these become available. An additional annual fee is charged for use of a personal plot
Is the garden wheelchair accessible? The entrance to the garden is accessible from the footpath with a slight lip where the concrete ends. There are no steps in the garden, and the ground is made of gravel with some larger rocks that may be difficult to navigate. The shed (shipping container) is not wheelchair accessible.
What can I put in the community garden compost?
You can compost fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, pet and human hair, dried leaves, straw or hay, non-glossy paper (torn up) and cardboard (torn up).
When can I access the compost?
Members can access the compost around-the-clock, and anyone is welcome to drop off their compost during open garden sessions (or whenever the gate is open).