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Our garden is an educational resource for our community

Programs are offered to all ages and skill levels, including nature playgroups, school excursions, community groups, other garden groups and workshops.

Workshops and programs

Have an idea for a workshop? Get in touch and we can try to find someone to present, or if you would like to hire our garden to run a workshop, let us know

Kids hands planting seedlings

Kids in the Garden after school program 
4 - 4:45pm Wednesdays
Pay as you go -  $5
 per session

Activities can include almost anything. Think soil preparation, planting seeds, caring for plants, harvesting, visiting the chooks, feeding the worm farm and composting and more. They will also be building a habitat garden and learning some garden ecology. As we move in to winter, there will likely be some indoor activities.

Carers must stay with children for the session. 

No Bookings
  • Weekly Garden Market
    Weekly Garden Market
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 27 Sept
    27 Sept, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Warrnambool, 2 Grieve St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
    Reduce your food miles and stock up on locally grown fresh produce, plants, preserves, cheese, bread and freshly made food from great growers and artisans.
  • Producers panel: gardening is a journey, not a destination
    Producers panel: gardening is a journey, not a destination
    Wed, 18 Oct
    18 Oct, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Warrnambool Community Garden, 2 Grieve St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
    Learn from different growers inspiration, motivation (and mistakes so you don't have to make them)
  • Better nature photography with Perry Cho
    Better nature photography with Perry Cho
    Sat, 28 Oct
    28 Oct, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Warrnambool Community Garden, 2 Grieve St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
    Learn how to take better photos all on your phone. Perry Cho will highlight some key tips to transform your shots from meh to magnificent.

Past workshops

Views of the garden ith the bridge and private plots
Tour opportunities and activities
  • Bush foods. Local species and traditional uses. 

  • Herb garden.  Smell, taste and feel the range of plants.

  • 450-litre worm farm.  Learn, feel and see these fantastic recyclers.

  • Hothouse.  Walk in and feel the air that helps our seeds grow.

  • Chooks.  Get close, make friends.

  • Pollinators. Importance for our ecosystem.

  • Soil building. Compost, worm farms, biochar.

  • Discuss your needs with us and we can adapt to your education goals.


Almost any aspect of gardening you can imagine, from coming for a look to long-term growing on-site. Get ideas for school gardens, home gardens, any gardens - and advice from experts in successful cultivation.

  • Garden layout and hard design.

  • Plant positioning for sun.

  • Soil composition and amendment, soil testing.

  • Flat garden beds, raised beds and terracing.

  • Composting and using composted products, animal manures, green manures, mulches.

  • Worm farms & composting toilets.

  • Companion planting. Pest control and better crops.


Habitat restoration and land management, the water cycle, reducing, reusing, recycling.​

Outdoor play for young children

Mud kitchens, children’s garden, chooks, craft.


Endless opportunities in a site that varies from highly managed gardens following organic principles to the feral wilderness of wide property margins.


From photography, to collage, to drawing to... wherever your imagination leads you.


Close access to the old quarry wall, linking the quarry to the use of local products in building.
Overlooking one of Warrnambool’s largest drained swamps (the racecourse area).


Our site incorporates important sites for First Nations history and local 19th/20th century industrial history.

Food technology

Vegetables & fruits, herbs, bush foods, backyard food production, 

Bookings and costs

We can customise a tour or activity to suit the educational aims of the group - our organisers have a lot of experience and may be able to suggest enrichment activities.


Activities and tours have a small charge to cover event planning and materials. We can discuss options to come up with a plan that suits your budget. 

We need some notice to offer you the best experience, one month minimum preferred. Organisers who need to prepare safety plans or who have group members with mobility restrictions (wheelchairs, walking frames) should arrange a pre-visit inspection.


Send us your request or contact tour organiser Rob Porter on 0438 308 755 or

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