Steam Punk Ball is Back!!!!!!

Saturday 15 August 2015

North Wagga Hall
76 Hampden Avenue
North Wagga

Adult $40
Concession $20
Children $5

Tickets are sold direct from the gardens each open day or can be purchased by payment by EFT.

Demonstration Gardens Wagga
BSB 633-000
Acc number.  116076779

Please ensure you have indicated your first initial and last name as the remitter so we can track your payment.


More info soon

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Christmas in the Gardens

A celebration of a great year at the Gardens – open to all, volunteers and their families, newbies and those who just want to enjoy a great day in the Gardens

Bring a plate to share – BYO Drinks

Sunday 14th December
12:30pm for a Lunch
Bring a Plate to share

Join us after lunch at the Wagga Beach for an afternoon dip!

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Garage Sale @ The Garden


We are taking part in the Nation Wide Garage Sale Trail

Potted plants, succulents, seedlings and decorative garden items.
Artwork, craft supplies, ceramic and roof tiles, outdoor furniture and more.
Many Items can be seen on our facebook event page

We have other stall holders too including:

  • Skav’s Steampunk Workshop – fine handcrafted unique jewellery in true Steampunk fashion.
  • Womens Fashion Items – Beautiful clothing sizes 12 and 14 , some still with the tags – All $5
  • Art and Craft items including photo frames, odd and ends, fabric and Xmas Stocking Stuffers

Looking for helpers and any volunteers are most welcome.

Also – Are you wanting to take part as a stall holder at the Gardens? Please message us via facebook  if you would like to hold your own stall at the gardens – only four spots so get in early!

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Costa Comes to Visit for a Pizza Lunch – October 16 2014

Find our Updates on FACEBOOK HERE

Hosted by Jim Rees and accompanied by special guest, Costa from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia program.

Guests can inspect the productive gardens, see how the foods are grown, then stay for a wood-fired pizza, beautifully cooked by Jim’s own hands.

Location: 53A Shaw St, Central Wagga
Tickets: $8 per person, bookings through Wagga Visitor Information
Phone: 1300 100 122

See the Taste Website for more events

For more about the Demonstration Gardens 
Contact: Jim Rees
Phone: 0411 417 956



jim and costa

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Steampunk Ball

Steampunk Poster JPEG

Demonstration Gardens Wagga Wagga is proud to bring you the Steampunk Ball

Come in costume (perhaps some created at our craft days) and enjoy a Steampunk Fashion Parade, prizes, great food and some other fantastic surprises.

Music by Tank
Vegie Curries direct from the garden
BYO Drinks

September 6, 2014
North Wagga Hall
76 Hampden Ave, North Wagga

Tickets $40 Concessions $20 Children $5
Get your tickets at the Garden

In addition Steampunk Craft Days are being held each Saturday morning – bring the kids and create your costume!

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New Year, New Growth and a New Kitchen!

We are back on for our regular Saturday food swap and catch up, the kitchen plans are going well and the gardens are adapting well to the dry conditions. Check out this method of supporting climbing beans! Bailing twine and bamboo! The chooks enjoyed a romp on a new bed recently, its great to see how they love some fresh pickings, its important to keep rotating our chooks around the garden beds as they play a critical role in nutrient cycling for a healthy soil, and keep the bugs and grubs contained! Not to mention the lovely eggs.

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SBS Episodes of Harvest


A great 8 part small documentary well worth a watch it has some lovely stories that are so important to share and a great coming together of communities. Here is the link to part 1 then do a search to find the others on SBS on Demand.

From the notorious Brownlie Towers public housing estate comes a new beginning for the residents – a community garden. The estate was originally hailed as a triumph of innovative design and community housing when it was built in the 1970s, but the project failed and the Towers became known throughout Perth as the ‘suicide towers’. We learn about the genesis of the Bentley Community Garden and see the site as it was in the beginning – an empty lot. Visit



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Wagga Wagga Sustainability Festival!

Here are some images on what turned out to be a great day! Discussions of sustainable movements and local food! What a great place to host this event with the local children and families being able to take part in all the activities. The gardens had a great day showcasing what we have to offer as well as connecting with some great local groups.

A big thanks to Costa for taking the time to come down to the Wagga Demo Gardens and share a cuppa and a chat!

Two sunny souls! Jim and Costa
Two sunny souls! Jim and Costa

Our display at the gardens!

Our display
Our display
Costa, Joanna and Janet
Costa, Joanna and Janet

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