One of the best ways to engage with your neighbours is to turn your common gardens into a community hub – a place where everyone can come together. This is a great way to get some fresh air, socialize and contribute to the environment in which you live. 

Many strata properties are starting to consider a community garden after seeing that having a place where residents can contribute has been proven to improve physical and mental wellbeing. An added benefit is that a well-maintained garden can increase the investment return and increase the value of a property. 

Impact of Community Gardens within Strata Properties 

As apartment living becomes more popular back and front yards aren’t often large enough to plant out a large garden. Plot and therapeutic gardens are great for residential strata properties. Building a couple of garden beds and dividing them into different plots, one for each interested household, allows each person the ability to grow products of their choosing. A therapeutic garden allows for a more aesthetically pleasing garden that promotes relaxation and can utilize sensory gardens or gardens of native flora and fauna to attract wildlife.  

Building and Maintaining a Community Garden

This is the point where many residential managers and strata committees stop. The idea of having a community garden is well received but the idea of building and maintaining it and who’s job it is to do so is harder to decide.  

If having a community garden sounds like an option for your complex, do be afraid to discuss it with your council of owners and strata manager, each complex can have unique by-laws and ways to consider doing so. 

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