Seaside - Semaphore Park Community Garden

Semaphore Park

Bartley Terrace, Semaphore Park

Saturday 11 February 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023

10:00 AM
4:30 PM




  • Talks by various experts
  • Many productive beds, espaliered fruit trees, bee hives, micro bat installation, butterfly project
  • Coffee van and sausage sizzle; plant sales


With a very involved and active group of 42 members, this community garden could be used as a blueprint and inspiration for other community gardens to follow.

The large collection of raised productive beds is split evenly between general community members and privately rented wicking beds.

Beyond these tended raised beds there are numerous espaliered fruit trees, a European bee hive, propagation shade house, native bee hotel, bird boxes and even micro bat box installations around the garden.

Worm farms have been constructed, and there are a number of clever mosaic installations and artwork, and even specific plantings in conjunction with a bitterbush butterfly project.


Please note: Please park in Manly Circuit or Greenfied Crescent, a short walk from the reserve.



  • 10am-12.30pm: Pottering Around will make mini terracotta fairy gardens with kids: $10 each
  • 2.30pm: James Smith from Faunature will conduct a walk around the fauna/bird boxes he has installed in gum trees near the garden and talk about what Faunature does.
  • 12-2pm: Sausage sizzle and cold drinks
  • All day: Stall by permaculture grower and commercial beekeeper Marc Webb, from Aristaeus Farm, who will be available to talk about all things bees; sales of bee products
  • Discussion on wicking bed construction
  • Coffee/tea van


  • 10.30am: World-renowned bee expert Katya Hogendoorn is passionate about native bees and will speak about native bees and the garden's native bee hotel.  
  • Workshop on growing native foods, highlighting murnong, by Steven Hoepfner
  • Discussion on wicking bed construction
  • Decoupaging terracotta saucers activity for children
  • 12-2pm: Sausage sizzle and cold drinks
  • Coffee/tea van

Size: 825sqm 


$20 for four gardens     $50 for all gardens 

The charity is OzHarvest

Garden Notes

Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.


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Facilities & Activities

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Parking in Many Circuit or Greenfield Crescent.
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