Welcome to the Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens located at Harold Hodgson Park in the city of Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
Find us at Harold Hodgson Park, Katoomba. Use the Victoria Street entry to the carpark.
Public Gardens Open Every Day!
Come and visit the gardens at any time.
From the carpark wind your way on foot to the west into the protected curving path of our Aboriginal Garden. Beside and west of the creek, bush regeneration is taking place. Further north, if you’re lucky you may meet some vikings! On the east of the creek, stroll through the heritage apple tree walk, pick berries, pick a lettuce leaf, draw the flowers ot sit in the shade with a refreshing cup of tea! [please take only what you need, leaving some to share with others]
The Aboriginal Garden
The Aboriginal Garden is growing native plants in a landscaped garden, including ponds and a wonderful outdoor meeting space is a project of the Aboriginal Resource Centre, is managed and maintained by Paul O’Reilly. (see map below) Find out more about this garden at http://www.acrc.org.au
Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group (KCBG) is an experienced group of Bush Care volunteers who work on the west of the site. To find out more, contact Bushcare Officer, Lyndal Sullivan at BMCC 4780 5623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To get involved in bush care where you live, work or play in the mountains, go to http://www.bushcarebluemountains.org.au/
Adjacent to the fruit and veggie gardens is an important creek, volunteers Michael, Fred and Leon with a raft of other helpers at various times are working in conjunction with Blue Mountains City Council, under the direction of Eric Mahoney as part of a whole of catchment approach to restore and reinvigorate waterways in the Blue Mountains. Thousands of hours have gone into reshaping the banks of our unnamed creek in line with current practises, to slow water down, minimise erosion and reduce pollutants travelling down this creekline down into National Park waters. If you’d like to find out more about this programme, contact Michael via email at: michaelbyrt[at]hotmail.com
Popular Medieval reenactment group Iron Guard have made their home on the north west side of the creek and meet for semi regular sessions often on Sundays. Find them also at IronFest every year, sporting chainmail.
Organic Gardeners: Food Production
Every Friday 10:30-12:30 our cool climate organic gardening group gets together for working sessions with shared morning tea and lunch. Sometimes we have sessions on Sundays 10-12 too. (see Calendar for details). Meet at the tea shed (just over the bridge entrance from carpark) and stay for a leisurely home grown vegetable soup for lunch. Come along and bring something for the pot! Gardeners of all ages and experiences welcome.
To find out more, come along to one of these sessions, drop a message here or call volunteer co-ordinator Kat on 0424 563 654.