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. 

Day-to-day gardening

Harvest_01Members 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.

If you want to get started, download a RCG general member form or RCG plot application form, or both!

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 info@rosebudcommunitygarden.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’.

Our history

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

The garden is a lovely place to escape to.

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.

A perfect place to sit and read

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.


4 thoughts on “Home

  1. Bob says:

    My name is Bob , I am 64 years old, semi retired and a keen gardener with lots still to learn, I would like to have a look at your comunity garden with the hope of joining your group, hope I can come down soon to check it out.
    Thanks Bob.

    • rosebudgarden says:

      Hi Bob and sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you – I’m still getting the hang of how to look after the website. You’re very welcome to come and check us out and see if you’d like to join the garden. Our next open day is 18 April. There will be someone there from around 10am, a workshop at 11 and then we have lunch and do some communal work. Just call in for a while, have a cuppa or take part – it’s totally up to you. I’m Annie and if you ask for me I’ll show you around. Thanks for your interest.

  2. Kursty & Kylie Colemane says:

    Hi followed the link from your facebook page, my name is Kursty, my sister Kylie and I are very interested in becoming members & obtaining a garden plot, we would love to learn more about gardening and being involved with the community garden, Many Thanks,
    K & K

    • rosebudgarden says:

      Hi Kursty and Kylie. Thanks a lot for your enquiry. You are very welcome to join the garden at any time and we can put you on our waiting list for a plot. In the meantime, if you would like to come to our next open day on 29 August from 11 am you could have a look around and meet some other members.

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