Alex Hills community garden to host family friendly open day on Sunday, August 25

OAKLANDS Street Community Garden will keep locals entertained with tours, live entertainment and gardening talks at an open day on Sunday, August 25.

GREAT OUTDOORS: Glenda Brown digs among the sunflowers at the community gardens on Oaklands Street, Alex Hills. Photo: Jordan Crick.

GREAT OUTDOORS: Glenda Brown digs among the sunflowers at the community gardens on Oaklands Street, Alex Hills. Photo: Jordan Crick.

The open day is the jewel in the garden's crown, with hundreds turning out each year to take in the scenery or sample the fresh produce.

Garden spokeswoman Glenda Brown said it would be a fun day out for the whole family.

"You can walk around and look at our fresh, unsprayed, organic produce," she said.

"There's a variety of vegetables growing here, including Japanese turnips, Chinese cabbages and four different types of potatoes.

"...You don't get some of the stuff we grow here in the supermarket."

The garden, which backs onto Alexandra Hills Football Club, is open to the public on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday every week.

Locals can grow their own vegetables in the freshly mulched and regularly watered garden beds alongside other green thumbs.

BLOSSOMING: Glenda Brown among the sprawling flower gardens. Photo: Jordan Crick.

BLOSSOMING: Glenda Brown among the sprawling flower gardens. Photo: Jordan Crick.

The kids play area, which features a sand pit and play equipment, is a hit with families.

Ms Brown said open day visitors were invited to have a chat with the garden volunteers about gardening tips and tricks.

"We're all friendly," she said. "We're gardeners so we dig our troubles into the ground."

The gardens were established in 2005 and have since grown to include around 4 acres of organic produce and flowers.

Volunteers are currently building other attractions, including additions to the kids area and a pizza oven alongside the communal rotunda.

The open day will run from 10am to 2pm.

Find out what else is on in the Redlands here.