INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING THE WAITING LIST FOR A GARDEN PLOT
Nunawading Community Gardens Inc. No A 0016584V
Nunawading Community Gardens, PO BOX 630 Brentford Square 3131
Nunawading Community Gardens consists of a combination of two garden sites: one at ‘Jolimont’ with 127 plots and the other at ‘Slater’ with 42 plots. These plots are used for growing vegetables, herbs, fruits or flowers for personal use only.
The garden plots are situated at:
- 82 Jolimont Road, Forest Hill – ‘Jolimont‘, and
- Slater Reserve, Grosvenor Street, North Blackburn – ‘Slater‘
THE WAITING LIST FOR THE JOLIMONT SITE IS CLOSED – if you send an application form, it will not be placed on the waiting list. Demand currently exceeds available plots.
Plots are approximately 31 square metres in size. At Slater, all new members are allocated a half plot initially. There are waiting lists at both gardens, currently with a wait time of at least two years or more before being allocated a plot.
There is a limit of one plot per household, and you must be a resident or ratepayer of the City of Whitehorse.
Our policy is that no poisons and no weedicides are to be used on the plots or paths. Our gardens are organically cultivated. It may mean that our fruits and vegetables have a few holes every now and then. If you fail to abide by this rule you will lose your plot. If this policy does not suit the way you would like to garden, there are a few other Community Gardens which do allow the use of pesticides, you should contact these groups instead.
To be on the waiting list, you will need to pay a $5 waiting list fee every year until you are allocated a plot. Your waiting list fee includes attendance to our: general and annual (AGM) meetings each year (no voting rights at the AGM), February Harvest Show, and participation in any special offers to obtain/purchase seeds, manure and other garden supplies. Newsletters will be sent to members prior to each meeting.
To stay on the waiting list, you will need to renew your $5 waiting list fee each year, when you are sent a reminder. Plot allocations are based on the date of application – first in, first allocated. If you leave the waiting list, or fail to pay your waiting list fee and rejoin later, you lose your previous position; so your new position on the waiting list will be altered to the most recent date joined.
When a plot becomes available, allocation will be to the next member on the waiting list – we will contact you by phone. You will then pay:
- $50 deposit (refundable on leaving if plot returned in good condition)
- $30 for full plot rental
- $20 for half plot rental (new Slater members allocated half plot initially)
- Pro-rata if part way through a year.
- $7.50 refundable deposit for a key to the shed and gate.
You will need to spend a minimum of 3-4 hours per week to maintain the plot, to keep your garden and pathways weed free and tidy, and to abide by the Rules and By-Laws of the Nunawading Community Gardens.
We are not accepting any names for our waiting list at our Jolimont site.
If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list for Slater Reserve, please fill in the form, attach a rate notice to show you are a resident or ratepayer of the City of Whitehorse, and pay the $5 waiting list fee to our account.
Account Name: Nunawading Community Gardens Inc
BSB: 063 236
Account #: 00900869
Please use your surname as the reference.
DO NOT APPLY TO JOLIMONT – your application form will not be placed on the waiting list.
There is currently a waiting list for a plot on both sites.
Prefer a paper application?
Email us at email@example.com with your information and we can send you a form.