The garden was constructed in the 2001 and refurbished through our Garden Improvement program in 2011. The garden features an innovative ‘keyhole’ design for ease of access for elderly gardeners. The Union Street high rise is an older persons’ estate with a large number of residents originally from Russia and former Soviet bloc countries.

In the 2014 Department of Human Services Victoria in Bloom competition, Union Street won the Best Communal Area category. On the 23 May 2014, Vasili Kanidiadis came to the Union Street Community Garden to film a programme for the Channel 31 Vasili’s Garden to Kitchen. Twelve community gardeners enjoyed lunch together and some were filmed explaining the plants that they grow in their gardens.


Union St
Windsor VIC 3181


Garden type:
Community Garden
Other (garden type):
Public Housing Community Garden
Public Access:
Garden open to the public during special events, workshops and open days
Primary Contact:
Cultivating Community
03 9429 3084
Accessibility features:
Raised garden beds
Garden established:
Listing updated: 1 year 8 months ago
Maintainer's username: ACFCGN VIC

New South Wales

Chris Brown


Nel Smit


Damian Gillett 

South Australia

Christie Spier


Lorna Martin

Western Australia

Anthony Ridolfo


COGS President (temporary)

Northern Territory

Naomi Lacey


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