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Illawarra Edible Garden Trail

Date & Time

11 November 2023 10:00 am - 12 November 2023 3:00 pm


$5 – $55

Ever wanted to sticky beak in your neighbour’s garden? Or to show someone around yours? Well now’s your chance!

What is the Illawarra Edible Garden Trail?

The Illawarra Edible Garden Trail is happening on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November from 10am-3pm in partnership with Food Fairness Illawarra with thanks to sponsors Gilly’s Kitchen Garden and Treemates. This will be a fun weekend meandering through edible gardens between Helensburgh and Woonona. It’s all about connecting budding gardeners with well-rooted growers, and sharing all the growing tricks and tips for different environments.

What kind of gardens are included?

The trail will show a variety of growing spaces and climates including backyard gardens, market gardens, community gardens and school veggie patches. Some gardens are long established, while others are newer or in flux – reflecting the realities of seasonal changes, gardening challenges and unpredictability of mother nature. This presents opportunities to learn from each of these interesting and inspiring spaces – but please don’t expect perfectly tended ‘show gardens.’

How does is work?

Over two days you’ll be invited into peoples growing spaces to see their creative ideas, have a chat, and to learn about what grows well where and when! Registered attendees will be provided with a downloadable map (2 weeks prior to the trail) allowing them to visit the gardens that interest them and plan their weekend to suit. Some gardens are open all weekend, while others are open just Saturday or just Sunday. Garden profiles and open days will be listed soon.

Come join us!

We have a wealth of growing knowledge right here in the Illawarra and the Edible Garden Trail is about embracing and sharing it. This year the trail will take place between Helensburgh and Woonona , extending year-on-year to the rest of the Illawarra to build community progressively. Funds raised through tickets sales are covering the costs of delivering this event .

See you there for a sticky-beak!

Want to share your garden?

If you’d like to open your growing space, we’re still looking for host gardens of all shapes and sizes, please email AJ on 

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