Marino Community Garden

The first community garden in Marino is a space for local residents to grow their own food, meet likeminded people and learn new skills.

The decision follows Marino Community Garden Inc submitting an application in 2015 and a public consultation in early 2016 which found 75% of respondents were in favour of the garden.

People supported the gardMarino-Community-Garden-plotsen because it will strengthen and connect the community, improve the local amenity of the area, support the development of local skills, and be inclusive and culturally sustainable. 


Where is the Marino Community Garden?

The community garden is located at Newland Avenue Reserve, 25 Newland Avenue, Marino SA 5049.


How you can be involved

Marino Community Garden warmly welcomes new members. If you would like to join, please contact the Marino Community Garden Inc on 0411 237 380 or email


What to expect at the garden

Initially the garden will include raised garden beds for individual, family and community plots, fruit trees in raised beds, and a garden shed.

The garden plan is based on a wheel design, consisting of eight wedges to be separated by gravel paths. Each wedge will contain a number of raised garden beds.

Marino Community Garden site plan

The design was developed by group members using permaculture principles and to complement the existing environment. The group has adapted the design (from its original plan) to move the shed closer to the fence line, in response to resident’s suggestions raised during the consultation.

The group plans to stage the construction of the garden wedges as membership grows. Construction will begin with the northern half of the design.

Marino Community Garden will be developed progressively to include shade trees, wind shelter belts, demonstration and educational activities, seating, shade, sheds, bike rack, water tank and a potential children’s garden depending on demand.


Frequently asked questions

Download the flyer below to find answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about the garden:


On Facebook

Visit the Marino Community Garden's Facebook page to stay up to date with it's latest news.


Community Garden Licence

A Community Garden Licence has been issued to Marino Community Garden Inc from the City of Marion. The licence is a legal agreement between the two parties and outlines a range of terms and conditions relating to managing a community garden at Newland Avenue Reserve, Marino.

For more information please visit the Marino Community Garden Licence webpage.



City of Marion
Vassi Coutsoumbes
Phone: 8375 6600

Marino Community Garden Inc
Phone: 0411 237 380