Community Education

Springston Enviro Community Garden

The Springston Secret Garden is situated at 387b Ellesmere Junction Rd, Springston and was named by our neighbouring Springston School pupils. It has the following Mission:
Inspiring the community and future generations to gain the skills and knowledge needed for sustainable living, including valuing the natural world, learning to grow their own food and reducing their impact on the environment.
We have a team of committed volunteers who maintain the garden along with children from the adjoining school who have their own dedicated plots. The garden consists of a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and native plants. We host workshops and events and support the Springston School as an Enviroschool by teaching the essentials of propagation, weeding and general maintenance.

Main activities and services

Monthly working bees at the garden on the 3rd Sunday of the month. People of all ages come to working bees enabling ideas to be shared and new members are welcomed. We have a voluntary coordinator and a team of willing volunteers are overseen by a committed Committee. Our Coordinator plans to attract more volunteers so they can enjoy helping in the garden and learn the pleasure of giving back to their community. We hold regular workshops and events which support and assist those in need in our community.

Additional Information

Our workshops attract participants from Springston as well surrounding communities in Lincoln, Prebbleton and Rolleston. Participants cover a wide range of ages and ethnicities, ranging from those new to the joys of gardening through to experienced folks wishing to connect and exchange knowledge. The garden is centrally located down a driveway away from the main road and it is easily accessible for visitors to come together - a safe space for parents and young children. We collaborate with like-minded groups to build capacity and share resources. People of all ages come to working bees enabling ideas to be shared. The garden promotes physical activity for all ages, encouraging participants to work in their own gardens.