About Us

Our History

The Miranda Community Garden (MCG) was started by the Gymea Miranda Uniting Church in early 2010 on a block of land adjacent to and owned by the Gymea Miranda Uniting Church. The founder of the garden was Brian Gutherson, a member of the congregation.  The aims of the MCG are to connect with people of similar interests; to share gardening knowledge and ideas; to have fun and help each other; and, last but not least, to grow fresh vegetables, fruit, etc in a sustainable way. At present we have about 30 enthusiastic members, the vast majority from outside the church congregation. To find out more about the Gymea Miranda Uniting Church please look at the church website www.gm-uniting.org.au

The Miranda Community Garden gratefully acknowledges various grants that have been received over the years to help establish and improve the garden. Grants have been received from the Sutherland Shire Council Annual Community and Arts Grants Program; Second Chance (an outreach of the Gymea-Miranda Uniting Church) and the Uniting Church New Missional Gatherings Seed Fund. In addition, the Garden gratefully acknowledges the kind annual donations by Bunnings (Caringbah) of equipment and supplies to support the Garden.

The following slide presentation summarises the development of the MCG since its inception in 2010. The slides were shown at the church service to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Miranda Community Garden in March 2020. To view the slides see:  Click here (PDF 4.3Mg)

How our Garden Works

Gardening takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning commencing after about 9 am. Members come along on a day and time that suits them. To date over 30 garden beds are in operation.

We have installed rainwater tanks, an irrigation system, garden edging, paths, multiple compost bins, worm farms, seedling raising pods and we recently added raised garden beds to accommodate gardeners in wheelchairs and gardeners who have restricted mobility.

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Wheelchair Accessible Raised Garden Beds

Thanks to a recent grant from the Sutherland Shire Council Community Grants and Subsidies Program, the Miranda Community Garden has installed raised garden beds including three wheelchair accessible raised garden beds with concrete access paths. These facilities allow us to better accommodate gardeners in wheelchairs and gardeners who have restricted mobility. People who are interested in using these facilities are invited to join us at the garden any Saturday or Wednesday morning.