Kensington Community Garden is a wonderful community asset where residents of Kensington come together to grow produce, learn about horticulture and gardening, and connect with neighbours.

Our community garden has a range of individual plots, most of which have been cared for by the same community members for many years. We have heard from many members of the community who would love to be part of the gardens but are unable to due to the long wait lists.

In October last year we commenced community consultation and opened a conversation to explore ways to improve access to the community garden to more members of the community.

Our first phase of consultation ran from 3 October and 13 December 2022. Feedback showed strong community support across four key themes. These themes will guide our next steps. They are:

  • Priority access to be given to certain community members.
  • Redesigning the garden to allow more people to use the garden.
  • Limiting the amount of time a person can have a garden plot.
  • Supporting the community to self-manage the garden.

Our second phase of consultation commenced in March; we invited plot holders and people on the waitlist to complete a survey. This feedback was used to inform a draft redesign of the garden beds and new terms and conditions for the garden.

In July 2023, we asked for feedback on the two concept designs.

View the concept design


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    ​Community consultation commenced​

    October 2022

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    Community survey

    3 October to 21 October 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community pop ups

    11 to 19 October 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Kensington Community Garden workshops

    6 to 13 December 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Review feedback

    January to February 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Report back on what was heard and how we’re responding

    February 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Community consultation survey

    22 March to 5pm Friday 21 April 2023

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Report back on what we heard

    June 2023

  • Timeline item 9 - complete

    Kensington Community Garden design workshop

    July 2023

  • Timeline item 10 - complete

    Community consultation survey

    18 to 28 July 2023

Community consultation

Find out what we heard about the Kensington Community Garden.

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