Our Community Garden
Richmond Community Garden Group (RCGG) sub-leases an area in the Burnley Backyard community facility at 49 Tudor Street. Our area has 25 individual plots for rent as well as shared communal beds. We also help maintain the rest of the gardens at Burnley Backyard.
Opened in June 2015, Burnley Backyard is an innovative ‘public backyard’ development designed to provide locals with the sort of indoor/outdoor facilities that people without backyards of their own miss out on. Richmond has a growing apartment and unit dwelling population. Richmond Community Learning Centre leases Burnley Backyard from City of Yarra and manages it day-to-day.
With City of Yarra’s help, RCGG established three planter boxes on the verging nature strip in Tudor Street so passersby can pick a variety of herbs and teas. We’ve also planted the Tudor Street nature strip out with Australian natives – for the enjoyment of our neighbours and to attract bees and other beneficial insects!