The Victoria Park Community Garden aims to provide a safe, friendly and inclusive space for members of the community to grow fresh produce and learn sustainable gardening in an urban environment.
In 2008 a group of residents from the Town of Victoria Park came together to discuss how a Community Garden can be formed to provide a venue for growing food and educate locals on gardening and sustainability.
Following several brainstorming sessions the group visited West Leederville Community Garden and chose to follow the garden’s structure of leasing allotments to individuals as well as providing communal garden spaces such as the fruit orchard, berry patch and frog pond. Use of land in Read Park on Albany Hwy was granted by the Town of Victoria Park council and the garden started to form.
The Victoria Park Community Garden is lead by a committee responsible for the governance and keeping of financial records which are audited annually.