About us

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.

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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 Bush Tucker 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. This area is managed and maintained by Paul O’Reilly. (see map below) Find out more about this garden  at http://www.acrc.org.au

Bushcare
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 lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

To get involved in bush care where you live, work or play in the mountains, go to  http://www.bushcarebluemountains.org.au/

Creek Restoration
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

Iron Guard
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.

 

Sacred Dancing on the Laybrinth
Join Ishta for a labyrinth walk and sacred dancing every full moon evening. Newcomers welcome: contact Ishta Wildweed on 4782 286 to join this group.
North Katoomba Community Gardens: Overview

7 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hello, I am a volunteer at the Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre (in Penrith), and part of our service is refering clients and their carers to social activities. I’m making an enquiry about accommodating patrons with disabilities at your garden.

    Regards

    John Kassoutas (Information Officer).

    • Hi John,
      We’d love to see you and your group at the gardens for your social activities. Give us a call, we’re there every Friday morning 0424 563 654

  2. Hi There, I was wondering if you hire the gardens for weddings? A couple of our friends said to contact you?
    Hope to here from you
    Regards, Emma.

    • Yes Emma, we love celebrations of all kinds! There have been beautiful weddings at the gardens. Are you able to come by on a Friday morning when our volunteer group meets? or feel free to give me a call on 0424 563 654 – Kat

    • please feel free to invite everyone to visit :-) Our regular working bees are Friday mornings and the gardens are open 24/7 to all.

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