Get Involved


Become part of our vibrant garden community! Whether you've got the greenest thumbs in Australia, or can't tell a shovel from a rake - you are welcome at the Alice Springs Community Garden. 

With regular gardening bees, social meetups and events, there are lots of opportunities to get involved, share knowledge and meet new people.

The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported and auspiced by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Users and Plotholders must first become members. ALEC is central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for 40 years. Learn more about ALEC here.

See below on how to get involved with the garden and you'll be planting seedlings in no time.


We recently upgraded our system so you could purchase an ALEC and garden user membership in one package! You were able to combine an annual ALEC and garden user membership in one, making it easier to be involved in the garden and with ALEC.

The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported and auspiced by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Users and Plotholders must first become members.

Garden user membership full for 2021! 

We have reached maximum capacity for Community Garden membership and unfortunately, temporarily cannot accept new members. We have created a waiting list for individuals who are interested in being a garden member in the future. Please email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list. 

The following is general information  on pricing for ALEC + Garden User memberships. 

$80 Individual + Garden User


$35 Concession + Garden User


$100 Family + Garden User



ALEC members have the option available to become a garden user or plot holder. Garden memberships and plots are sold out for 2021!


As aforementioned, we currently do not have Garden User memberships available but if you are interested in signing up for the waitlist please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in being part of the community garden network and want to volunteer for working bees to help establish the Westside Community Garden in Gillen please sign up here

We appreciate your willingness to join our community and hope to see you at the garden soon. 

The following is general information on our Garden User memberships: 

A Garden User receives the gate access code (after completing a garden induction) and is welcome to participate in working bees, garden in and take home produce from the communal plots. 

Annual Garden User Fees: 

$50 Individual or Family

$25 Concession or Unwaged

These fees cover ongoing Garden costs like irrigation, electricity, insurance etc. ALEC members with a ‘family’ membership only need to pay one Garden User Fee per family.

It’s a great way to get involved with the community without the ongoing responsibility of maintaining an individual plot. Come find out what the Community Garden is all about by becoming a Garden User and participating in all the Garden happenings.


If you are interested in having a private plot, please visit the link below to check whether any are available. If none are currently available you can register your interest and will go on a waitlist until a plot becomes available. You can always become a Garden User in the meantime and get your hands dirty!

Become a Plot Holder by clicking here.

Once you’ve become an ALEC member and either a garden user or plot holder you will need to attend a garden induction before you will have access to the garden, but as soon as you have completed that you will be provided with the gate code and then will have access to the community garden. 


We also recommend you download the Whatsapp app - a significant proportion of communication happens via this communication app as it allows real time information sharing, from volunteer call outs to ripe fruit and veg to be picked by garden members.