Members Survey

As we near the end of our 4th year your Committee are wanting to ensure that the Garden is meeting your needs and expectations.
The majority of our infrastructure is now complete and we need to maximise its potential.
To assist us in improving we would love you to help by completing this short on-line survey. It only takes 5 minutes maximum.
Please give us your thoughts good and not so good, to give us focus on where we go in the future.



  • This is a very simple on-line survey; no need to print it out or post it back.

  • Just click on the link below and it will open up the survey using free software by SurveyMonkey.

  • It will only take a few minutes

  • Please complete the survey asap.


Watering Roster


There is no need for a watering roster over the winter months. Thanks to all the members who helped with watering rosters over summer. If you would like to help out on future rosters then we would love your assistance.

Any time you are at the garden please check the garden beds, especially the seedlings and water if needed.


Change of gate code


The gate access code has been changed 5th Dec.


The new gate code has been emailed to all financial members who have paid their 2021/2022 annual $20 family membership.

If you did not get your email, then perhaps it could be one of 2 possibilities:

1. We have your wrong email address

2. You have forgotten to pay your $20 subs.

If you have any questions on your subs please follow up with Warwick Watson email


This code will access the padlock on the gate, and also the key safe which has the keys to the pavilion and the truck gate.

Entry to Garden post easing of Covid restrictions


B.C.G. Covid-19 Policy for Members access

In line with new regulations and the decision of the Committee, the Blairgowrie Community Garden is now only open for members and visitors who are double vaccinated and you must have proof of vaccination. The pavilion is open for your use.

Your Committee:

Your Committee for the next 12 months of our 2021/2022 year are:

President:   Anne Van Veen  tel 0402 372 136

Vice President:   Tony Weir

Secretary:   Penny Doery  

Treasurer – Warwick Watson 

General committee members:

  • Vivien Smale    

  • Libby Weir     

  • Manny Zeiger 

  • Christine Barnes

  • Christine Seedsman

  • Clair Deeley Bamford


Our General Committee now has an enthusiastic group of members, however if you would like to help out we are always looking for members to join our sub-committees. You do not need to be on the General Committee.

Please contact Anne if you would like to assist.

Social & Fundraising:  Christine Barnes

Membership:  Warwick Watson      

Planting: Christine Seedsman

Infrastructure & Maintenance:  Tony Weir


Communication to Members

All our communication is via email. We do not post out anything. It is your responsibility to keep your email contact details with us up to date.

Garden Rules

The Committee have drawn up a simple set of Garden Rules:

  1. Members must respect others and the garden.  

  2. All plots to be communal.  

  3. Major gardening decisions to be made by consensus of members or Committee.  

  4. Pathways to be kept clear at all times.  

  5. Tools must be cleaned and put away when not in use.  

  6. Children to be supervised.  

  7. No smoking inside garden area.  

  8. Waste to be disposed of appropriately. 

  9. Any tool or property damaged, contact our President.  

  10. Any personal injury or incident to be reported to our President and recorded. 

  11. No dogs inside garden area.  

  12. Ensure premises are locked when leaving.  

  13. Respect environment and use non chemical means to control weeds and pests.  

  14. Settle any dispute through calm discussion and goodwill. If issue remains unsolved the committee will have final decision.

These rules will be on display in the pavilion.

Committee meetings

All meetings start 2 pm at The Pavilion, Stringer Reserve unless otherwise informed.

Please note the Committee will have an agenda to work through, but we want this to be an inclusive group and all members are welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Please contact our President Anne van Veen prior to the meeting if you wish to attend. If you have an important issue to bring up at the meeting please discuss it at least one week prior to the meeting with Anne.

Membership stays at $20 for a family for 2021/2022 year


Thankyou to everyone who has renewed their membership which was due by 30th Sept. Our $20 household membership fee remains unchanged.   If you intend to renew your membership we would ask that it be done asap.

Existing members: you do not need to fill in a new membership form. Please just pay via direct bank transfer to:

Bendigo Bank bsb 633 000      account number: 167642008

account name: Blairgowrie Community Garden.

Make sure you add your name to the bank transfer.

New Members: please click the "Join Us" tab on this website and complete the online application form and pay your $20 fee.


Thank you for your support of the community garden.  We look forward to your membership renewal.

Use of the Pavilion

Included in our lease with Council we have the rights to use the old tennis pavilion. 

It is our responsibility to keep it clean and tidy. The kitchen has a kettle and the Garden provides tea bags and instant coffee so please help yourself. There is a fridge in the kitchen but it is not feasible for the Garden to supply fresh milk, so please bring your own or check in the cupboard as there may be long life milk there.

The Point Nepean Mens Shed have built a new shed next to our garden. Their shed does not have a kitchen so we are pleased to share our facilities with them. 

There is a first aid kit and sunscreen in the kitchen. During working bees and open days over summer members are reminded to use the sunscreen. There is also a big supply of hand sterilizer in the pavilion which was donated to us.

Access to our garden

All members have been supplied with the code for the padlock which allows access to the garden. Some members have had trouble opening the padlock. Some of that is caused by the previous person locking the gate; please ensure that the "Master" brand name is facing up when the lock is closed. Otherwise it will be upside down for the next person.

If you have the correct 4 digit code you will not need to force the padlock, but it does not pop open, just a gentle pull. If you are having problem opening the lock here is a short video.