When is the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail in 2023?
21st and 22nd October. Ticket price covers access to all gardens for both Saturday and Sunday.
Gardens will be open between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm. Note that not all gardens will be open both days and the open times may vary for each garden. See the current garden profiles for opening times of each garden.
What is the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail?
An annual ticketed, self-guided weekend event showcasing home and community gardens growing food naturally. Ticket buyers can visit the gardens that interest them, and plan their weekend to suit.
Our gardens all grow food naturally, and many demonstrate a range of permaculture systems.
Where does the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail take place?
The Central Coast Edible Garden Trail takes place in home and community gardens across the NSW Central Coast, from Summerland Point and Gwandalan in the north, to Killcare and Woy Woy in the South.
We’ll send ticket holders the full list of gardens with their addresses and other details two weeks before the Trail.
How do I buy tickets?
Where can I find up to date information about the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail?
Sign up for our newsletter and stay in contact on Facebook for the latest information. If you have purchased tickets, we will keep you informed via email.
What is the purpose of the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail?
To help aspiring and enthusiastic food growers to learn from, and connect with, each other, sharing knowledge and practical advice in local gardens.
We are working within our community to connect people through growing food, and at the same time helping to green our suburbs in a sustainable, earth friendly way.
We aim to give locals and visitors the tools to build soil, reduce their carbon footprint and provide food security. The Trail will also showcase community gardens and link Trail attendees to farmers and naturally grown, local produce.
What happens to the money raised from ticket sales?
Funds raised through ticket sales are now directly benefiting the Coast’s Community Gardens and people living with a disability. [Learn more]
How do I get to the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail?
Generally, we recommend driving between gardens. Think about carpooling or arranging a group visit (we are happy to discuss group rates so please get in touch)
Given the sprawling nature of the Central Coast, the number of gardens accessible via public transport is limited. There are a few gardens close to Gosford and Narara stations that could reached by bicycle.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no. Many of our gardens have chickens and other animals on site. We ask that you don’t bring your dog with you on the trail.
Is the trail OK for children?
Yes, children are welcome, but please keep them in sight at all times while exploring the gardens. Many gardens have ponds, bees and other hazards.
Can I purchase refreshments on the Trail?
Please bring your own water and snacks with you. Consider a picnic and stop for lunch at one of the Trail’s community gardens. Or try a cafe or restaurant close by.
Some gardens will be selling produce, seedlings and plants. Check the garden profiles for information.
Are the gardens accessible for wheelchairs and prams?
Many gardens are accessible. Please check the garden profiles for site specific information.
I’m new to gardening. What will I learn?
You’re in the right place. Every garden will inspire you with ideas for your next gardening project. It is so valuable to see what can be grown in your local area, and to learn from experienced gardeners.
Try to attend some Trail tours and remember to ask questions!
How can I get involved?
Wow! Thank you! There are many ways you can get involved. If you live on the NSW Central Coast and would like to open your garden, please read on to the next question.
If you’d like to volunteer your time, please get in touch. If you are an aligned business and would like to offer support, we’d love to hear from you. We are always keen for volunteers to help out. If you have social media, legal, event management or administrative skills, we would love to hear from you.
How do I become a Garden Host?
Again, thank you! First, check out the benefits and expectations of becoming a Garden host here [insert file], and then register! We will be in touch.
What is Permaculture Central Coast and why should I join?
Permaculture Central Coast (PCC) is an enthusiastic group of volunteers who work together to encourage more people on the NSW Central Coast to learn, practice and teach permaculture. We want to inspire people everywhere to get more permaculture happening on the ground. We encourage you to consider becoming a member of this fantastic organisation.
Benefits of membership include:
- Free entry to Outdoor Gatherings
- Access to PCC Seed Bank
- Access to PCC activities
- Buy/Sell member’s produce
- Discounts to events and workshops (including tickets to the Central Coast Edible Garden Trail 🙂