People of all ages and abilities learn, share and grow their love of gardening!
As a community, we work, eat, learn and swap at our get-togethers on the last Saturday of the every month. The garden is open to visitors on these days from 11–3 pm so feel free to come and say hi! We work together on tasks in the communal areas of the garden, learn something at our workshop, enjoy a yarn over lunch (everyone brings a plate to share). See the Upcoming Workshop page for details.
Members come and go from the garden as they please using their own master key. Visitors are welcome at the garden, either on our monthly social days, by being invited and accompanied by a member, by registering interest in a workshop or when meeting a committee member for a tour of the garden. Simply email, text or call to make a time.
Membership and contact details
Currently membership is $20 a year. Plots range from $20–$30 a year depending on their size and height. All members are required to contribute a minimum of an hour a month to tasks other than tending to their own plot. This may be in the form of participating in the monthly working bee on the last Saturday of the month, by ‘adopting’ a communal area of the garden to tend on an ongoing basis or with administrative help of one kind or another.
The committee welcomes extra members. Don’t be shy! If you’re keen to learn, share and grow with our community then we are keen to have you! Please email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text us on 0403 008 016. Everyone is welcome to ‘Like’ our Facebook page, it’s a great way to see what’s been happening and what’s coming up at the garden. Simply search for ‘Rosebud Community Garden’.
In 2005 members of the Mornington Shire and Southern Peninsula Health officially opened the Rosebud Community Garden. A Committee of Management had been formed and volunteers started to plan the design for the garden. Native plants and trees were initially planted around the perimeter fencing, with the garden plots in the middle. Over the next few years native plants were replaced as they overgrew their areas and
fruit-producing trees replaced them. The garden has developed primarily into a fruit and vegetable space. Over the years the number of plots has grown to 49, many of them raised beds. Financial assistance from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, local businesses, service clubs, plus the Committee of Management’s own fundraising activities have ensured the garden’s success in creating a positive place for community members to learn, share and grow! The garden has a large meeting room (The Shed), with an undercover verandah, a tool shed (a Lioness contribution), a kids cubby house, a pizza oven and BBQ. There are 38 plots for rent by members, a developing food forest, multiple communal garden beds, worm farms, a composting area, 2 water tanks, 6 taps with hoses attached for easy access watering (and an automated watering trial underway). The garden also has a bee hive that is owned and tended by a couple of our members, and a greenhouse was constructed in late 2014.
The Committee of Management consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary, and two members-at-large. The committee is currently seeking new members. If you’re interested in joining, please contact the president.