New Northcote Garden – Apply Now!

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Sunnyfields – Now Taking Applications For Plots!

The long-awaited Sunnyfields garden is close to its grand opening and for that we need plot holders. 20 in fact! The garden is located next to Northcote Baptist Church at 540 High St, Northcote.

Sunnyfields is a new community garden that is being developed by Cultiaving Community, in partnership with the Northcote Baptist Church. The church has provided temporary access and land for this exciting “pop-up” garden. They are working with Liz Chapman on a 3-phase project to redevelop the space, which was previously a garden centre and nursery – an appropriate redevelopment indeed!

Phase 1 has seen our contractor Libertas Gardens erect 22 1.2 metre square plots for local gardeners. Application is open to all but we will be prioritising on basis of need, diversity and current access to food-growing spaces.

This project marks an exciting new development as we take a bold step into the facilitation and development of non-public housing community gardens. We’re extremely proud to support any new community gardening project, temporary of permanent, so watch this space for future projects.

To make an inquiry or application for a plot, please email

A launch party is planned for the 26th May.


3 Responses to “New Northcote Garden – Apply Now!”

  1. Dave Evison June 19, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Hello, I live in High st Nortchote and I am interested in applying for a plot in the garden.

    Thank you


    • Stephanie Selig September 23, 2014 at 3:17 am #

      Hi Dave,

      Your comment to us got buried in a mountain of spam. Most of our gardens are associated with public housing estates and are at capacity. To find other gardens you can check out a national garden directory here Another site that is geared towards finding new open spaces and acts as a resource and community hub can be found here


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