Welcome to the Randwick Community Organic Garden
RCOG is a community of gardeners interested in working towards a sustainable future by growing fresh organic produce and plants, learning about organic gardening and permaculture techniques, sharing skills and knowledge with the local community and cultivating the health of soil, plants, wildlife, people and community.
We don't use pesticides or herbicides, we create our own composts and collect our own rainwater. We share the fruits and vegetables of the communal gardens and tend our own plots. 
The garden is situated in Paine Reserve, corner Rainbow and Botany Streets, Randwick, Sydney (map).

We have a strong organic gardening community of more than 80 members. Our present motto is: 'He who plants a garden, plants happiness'.

The garden holds its monthly working bee every third Sunday of the month (9 am in winter and in the daylight saving months). Everyone is very welcome to come and give us a hand!

Visit the garden's Facebook group.

Covid-19 RCOG Updates

As NSW deals with the ongoing Covid outbreak the RCOG will adjust normal activities.

    January Working Bee

    The committee met 13/1/22 and  decided to NOT hold a formal working bee this month due to the Omicron variant and high case numbers here in Sydney, especially in the Eastern Suburbs.

    Instead: we will hold two informal working bees over the last two weekends of January. I will email out a list of jobs to be done around the garden in common areas. If you are well, please head down to the garden at some point and chip away at an item on the list. 

    And hey, why not leave a note on the blackboard to say what you did so we can all see how our community is gardening together but apart!

A reminder of our ongoing Covid Safe plan:
  • Sign In with QR code: Please sign in with the QR code each time you enter the garden. This is a mandatory requirement of entry.
  • Masks: we encourage the wearing of masks when gardening in close proximity with others. 
  • Unwell?: Please stay at home and get tested.
  • Who Can Enter the Garden?: Members only at this time. This will be reviewed at the November Committee meeting to ensure adherence to Randwick Council policy as well as our liability insurance.
Let’s keep each other safe and well.

Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.

About Us
RCOG is a not-for-profit incorporated association where membership is open to all. RCOG is being created for, and is managed by, the local community.
RCOG offers the opportunity for the local community:
  • to access space to grow fresh veggies, herbs and flowers using organic gardening methods while enjoying the benefits of robust, outdoor health
  • to participate in sustainable gardening and creative environments
  • to enjoy the social benefits of community garden membership; meet people from different segments of the community and develop friendships
  • to improve our environment through involvement in a practical project offering simple solutions for environmentally friendly living.

RCOG has working bees on the third Sunday of every Month. Working bees are a fun way to get hands on knowledge and experience in organic gardening, meet fellow community gardeners and contribute to a sustainable future of our community.

Upcoming 2022 Bees,

All working bees are held on a Sunday and run 9am -11am

All are the third Sunday of the month, 9am -11am 

February 20th
March 20th
April 17th (note this is Easter Sunday and may change to the following week)
May 15th
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th 
December 18th

You can find more about working bees here

Gardener Resources
RCOG has a range of information and resources for members and the wider community, including links to helpful websites, planting guides, facts about organic pest management, composting, saving seeds, permaculture, plus recommended reading - all the information and inspiration you need to help you learn about organic gardening.