Community Gardens

Community gardens provide a space for like-minded individuals to collectively maintain an attractive green space in the City while providing an opportunity to grow and harvest fresh produce.

Community gardens also bring the following benefits to the community:

  • The chance to get your hands dirty in a communal space with like-minded individuals
  • The opportunity to learn about gardening from the basics to the more advanced
  • Bringing together people from different areas, backgrounds and cultures to work as a community

There is currently one community garden operating on public land in Albury with a number more in the planning stages.

Bungam Community Garden

Located on the corner of Creek Street, Englehardt Street and Stanley Street in central Albury, the Bungam Community Garden was established in a partnership between AlburyCity and local residents with great support from Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga and Chep Pallets.

Beginning in July 2015, local residents from the surrounding neighbourhood have adopted garden beds to enjoy gardening in a shared space. The garden is all about growing produce, beautifying the public space and enjoying the company of neighbours and friends.

The name of the garden comes from its location on the edge of Bungambrawatha Creek, which is the largest creek in the area. The creek runs north to south through the City from Lavington and discharges into the Murray River near the Albury Botanic Gardens. The community garden is easily accessible by the Bungambrawatha Creek Trail.

Feel free to take a look around the gardens but please respect the hard work of the volunteer gardeners and do not help yourself.

How can I get involved?

The community garden has limited space but we are keen to hear from you if you are interested in being involved in the community garden.

  • Priority is given to individuals, households and families that live in the immediate neighbourhood
  • If there is a garden bed available then you may be offered the opportunity to adopt that space
  • You will need to agree to and sign a Volunteer Gardeners Agreement between yourself and AlburyCity. This outlines the partnership between gardeners and AlburyCity and articulates the responsibilities of both parties.
  • In the first instance, you will need to register your interest with AlburyCity's Cultural Development Co-ordinator, Narelle Vogel, on the link below.

Register your interest in being involved with the community garden

Wicking beds

The raised garden beds in the Garden are called wicking beds. These beds have a waterproof lining that holds a large reservoir of water at the bottom. Basically, it works like a self-watering pot. The water is drawn upwards like a wick and this then becomes available to the plants. This means the garden needs less frequent watering and is more water efficient. The wicking beds were built in collaboration with Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga and Chep Pallets.

Read more about wicking beds at the Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga website here