The Greenbushes Community Garden sits at the heart of Greenbushes at the Town Square on the main intersection of Blackwood Road and Stanifer Street and it occupies an important space in the hearts and minds of local residents.

Established in 2011 on a vacant block the garden is now thriving with community managed vegetable plots, fruit trees, a frog pond, bee and bug hotel and workshop/meeting space in a formerly disused building on the site.

A small committee meets monthly to plan activities at the garden and to develop and maintain the infrastructure. Regular workshops and free community morning teas on the first Saturday of each month ensure there is always something happening at the garden.

Gardening for food production and supporting biodiversity are at the heart of the garden’s activities. Some produce from the garden is sold in the local shop, either fresh or in preserves such as jams, pickles and chutney.