About Us & Thank You's

The Railway Garden acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the true sovereigns, caretakers and custodians of the land now known as Yarra. We pay tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging. 

When we stand in this garden we especially think of past cultivators of the land, and we do so knowing we have much still to learn. We deeply value the Indigenous heritage of North Carlton, a living heritage stretching back into ancient times and continuing to this day.

About the Railway Garden

Welcome to Railway Garden. The garden project was initiated by a small group of gardeners in 2008, who dreamed to one day establish a community garden in Princes Hill. Today, the new garden is beautifully located in Gallagher Reserve, on an old bocce court site, next to the North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House in Princes Hill. 

Railway Garden has been designed by a local landscape architect as an attractive, accessible organic food-garden. The garden will be run collectively, with no private plots. It will have 10 X 11m beds, some raised, some at ground level, another 6 small raised beds and a carefully restored bocce court. 

A subcommittee is doing a lot of groundwork right now to organise the garden’s day to day management. 

If you would like to be involved, whether you wish to garden regularly, join a working bee, participate in classes, help cook seasonal foods or just enjoy a cuppa in a nice leafy space – you are welcome

About Railway House

The Railway Garden is a program of the North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House.


The Railway House aims to strengthen community connections and enrich community life by bringing together a diverse range of people to learn, socialise and connect with one another.


The Railway House is located in the former North Carlton Railway Station. One of nine Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres in the City of Yarra, Railway House is a not for profit incorporated association led by a Committee of Management and staffed by four part-time workers whose work is supported by volunteers from the local community. 


More information about the Railway House & their programs can be found here.

We would like to thank 

Financial Sponsors

City of Yarra


Bendigo Bank

Railway House


Cooke & Dowsett Commercial Plumbers

Reece Plumbing



Garden Design


Cerastribley Architects,  created the 3D images 


Bruce Echberg from Urban Initiatives 

Building the Garden


Creative Earth landscaping 

…also thanks to 

The Opinion Leaders Group, some local residents who kindly met at the pub to advise on strategy


City of Yarra Teams

Urban Agriculture 

Waste Minimisation 

Open Spaces, Planning and Design

Traffic and Civil Engineering

Property Services


Project Support

Thank you to all our elected Councillors who came on board at different times to support the garden project.  For their time commitment and guidance, we thank:  

Cr Jackie Fristacky 

Cr Misha Coleman

Cr Danae Bosler

Cr Stephen Jolly 

Cr Amanda Stone

Cr James Searle

Cr Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei

Cr Danial Nguyen

Ex-councillor Mike McEvoy