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.


We love new faces in the garden! 
However, due to the NSW Laws put into effect to combat Covid-19, the RCOG is only able to be accessed by current members following the new RCOG protocols.

This means that until further notice we are: 

-unable to show members of the wider community around the RCOG
-unable to welcome new members into our community 
-unable to accept and process the kitchen scraps of households who do not hold up to date membership

Please join us online and we look forward to gardening with you one day soon.

Thank you for your understanding 🐞💚
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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current NSW Law (and because we want to help flatten that curve) ALL Working Bees and RCOG events are on hiatus until further notice. 

Upcoming working bees for 2020:

All working bees run 9am-11am

Sunday 19th January
Sunday 16th February
Sunday 15th March
Sunday 19th April
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 21st June
Sunday 19th July
Sunday 16th August
Sunday 20th September
Sunday 18th October
Sunday 15th November
Sunday 13th December PLEASE NOTE this is NOT the third Sunday of the month as the third Sunday is too close to Christmas!

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.