Snake Bean Garden

Community Food Gardens - A place where plants, people and community thrive


The Snake Bean Community Food Garden in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens


The Snake Bean Garden, a Community Food Garden, was established in 2009 to give local residents the opportunity to connect with their community by growing healthy, fresh food in a sustainable way.

The Snake Bean Garden is located at the Geranium St entrance and open from 7am – 7pm daily. The Garden has 29 community plots and 2 education plots for schools.  It includes chickens, a water tank, and a landscaped creek line for storm water management. Here you'll find an enormous variety of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices including Sugar Cane, Coffee, Cardamom, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Sweet leaf, Aloe Vera, Lemon Grass, Eggplants, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Bananas, Pawpaws, and a wide variety of Chilies. Staff from the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden provide assistance, advice, tools and plants to the Community Food Garden Group where possible.

The Snake Bean Garden has no available plots at this time. If you are interested in registering your interest, please contact the Visitor Services Officer (08) 8999 4418, or visit the Orientation Centre via the Geranium Street entrance.

The Snake Bean Gardeners meet on the third Sunday of each month at 4.00pm. Any interested community members are welcome to attend. Meet under the Eco House, which is on the left hand side of the path surrounded by the food garden.

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