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Taroona Neighbourhood Garden Inc.

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Extended Working Bee

Calling all hands to the Shovel!

March 31 (pm only), & 1 & 2 April

The new shared plots must be filled with soil before Monday morning. Please donate an hour or two over this time to sling some shovels of soil into the plots!

Concentrated effort on Sunday 11am-1pm

 Next Crop Swap Saturday April 1st. 10am

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 About Us

Our Mission

Taroona Neighbourhood Garden aims to provide a sunny open space for local residents to learn organic gardening skills, grow nutritious food and engage in healthy outdoor exercise and social activities related to gardening. The Association promotes education around organic growing methods to the broader community.

We welcome visitors to enjoy our garden and gain inspiration, but please do not pick our produce.

Enquiries to

TNG is now a member of Garden Clubs Australia - see more about GCA here 

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Our Committee

Executive and committee elected  at the Annual General Meeting held on 27 March  2023 at St Lukes Hall.

President: Michael Lynch

Secretary:  Deirdre Brown

Treasurer: Christophe Marcant

Committee: David Coleman, Peter Lutz,  Margaret James, Michael Asher, Graeme Watt, Katja Phegan

Read the President's Annual Report


A supportive Kingborough Council supplied the land in 2007. The original idea was pitched by local garden enthusiast Nathan White, and the work of constructing the plots and establishing the garden was done by our own local organic gardening guru, David Stephen, ably assisted by Nathan.

The garden consists of 48 family or group plots of about 4 square metres each. There are also 2 long communal beds with a rotational system in place, and other 'community' areas around the perimeter fence. There is a herb garden on the outer perimeter on the Chiton Place frontage.


A few rules

  • Cover the children’s sand pit after use to keep animals out.

  •  Keep the gates shut and if you bring a dog into the garden, keep it on a leash and off the vegetable plots.

  • After using hoses, turn the water off at the tap tightly and rewind the hose around the tap stand.

  • Do not waste water. Before watering, do the ‘finger test’ – poke a finger into the soil and if it is moist under the top 10 mm, you do not need to water.

  • Do not use poisons. We are an organic garden. This means we do not use any Artificial Substances in our garden. A suggested list of insect controls is on our website.

  • Respect other people’s plots.

  • Safety is our own responsibility.


Taroona Neighbourhood Garden is very grateful to the following who have provided grants to assist in setting up the garden, fencing it and supplying essential equipment and plants:

  • Tasmanian Community Fund
  • Nyrstar
  • Kingborough Council
  • Premier Lara Giddings Discretionary Fund
  • Feeding the Future Fund


An individual family or group must be a financial member to garden on a plot. The annual sub is $60, but a concession ($30) is available on request for Low Income Health Care Card holders.

Associate membership for those without a plot is $10.


You are welcome to call in to the garden at any time to look around and talk to whoever is there. You will often find one or two members working away there, so ask them about the garden. If you are interested in taking up a plot, email: