Our history

See our progression over the years.


Originally the space was additional greens for North Perth Bowling Club.  Then there was an unsuccessful attempt at setting up a Petanque Rink.

By the time we arrived it had become a desolate weedy neglected space.   The year was mostly spent in planning and organisation set up.


The winter of 2013 saw a small army of dedicated volunteers begin building what was to become our vibrant, urban Community Garden.

By October we were ready for our formal Open Day offering memberships to the garden.


Over 25 fruit trees were planted around a Josh Byrne designed swale.  

Our patio was built which is now used extensively by everybody, including the general community

The frog pond was also constructed.

Every year hundreds of tadpoles hatch, with many growing into frogs. 


Our Greenhouse was built.

Frequent visitors from the wider community interested in what we are doing.

The first of our workshops and seminars are held.

The frog pond is looking good and has some new settlers.


Café Capture composting project began, this project ran for a year.

Collaborate with City of Vincent & Vincent Men’s Shed to build planter boxes for placement around Vincent.

Volunteers at the garden participated in 6006 in the Park.

Our gardeners toured other Community Gardens to get new ideas including our shade project in 2017.


The first stage of our shade project begins to provide Summer shade over all our plots.

We had a famous visitor – Costa Georgiadis!

We had our first of many garden grown feasts: bring a dish with an ingredient you’ve grown.


The second stage of the shade project was the building of the trellis.

We continue to hold regular workshops and seminars.

We celebrate turning 5 with a party and an amazing cake!!


Our neighbours at VMS built us a beautiful outdoor sink.  ‘Barry’ our resident goat moved in.

We win an Australian Access Award for having an accessible website for people with a vision impairment and print disability.


Challenged by a global Pandemic, we had to curtail many of our events and activities but still provided a haven for people to visit.

Through this, one of our members wins a CoV photo award for an image of the garden. 


2021 proved to be a busy time with a Garden Hop organized between three local Community Gardens, all of us keen to check out how other garden’s work. 

Then an invite for an exclusive tour of the beautiful Government House Gardens.

Workshops on Growing Mushrooms, we had enough kit from it to run two subsequent sessions ourselves, followed by a How to Start a Garden Workshop for novices.

Our usual busy bees & feasts – bring a dish with an ingredient you’ve grown, through the year.

Kid’s Makers Market with our popular homemade lemonade & plants on sale.


Ever popular Peg Davies workshop on composting and reusing.

More Feasts & Busy bees.

Big community planting day at Woodville Reserve open space organized by CoV and ably assisted by NPCG volunteers.

Lemonade & Plant sales at the Young Makers Market & Kyilla Markets.