prince of wales hospital
Community Garden


Community gardens create a sense of community and place, and promote community health and wellbeing in busy urban settings. This garden has been created for community, patients, carers and staff to come together, relax and participate in physical activity in a safe and inclusive outdoor setting, close to hospital and community services.

Masterplanning principles for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment have informed the design concept for this garden, including enhancing the cultural value of community infrastructure and using the natural environment for healing.


The Prince of Wales Community Garden was awarded 2nd place in the 2019 Garden Awards for Best Community Garden

A continued connection to country at the Randwick Hospitals’ Campus

The La Perouse Aboriginal Community is the longest functioning and only discrete Aboriginal community in Sydney. In 1995, Aboriginal artefacts were uncovered close to the Prince of Wales Hospital Barker Street entrance dating back to at least 8,000 years. The Randwick Hospitals’ Campus recognises the significance of the La Perouse Aboriginal community’s continued connection to country and are proud to have partnered with Gujaga and the Dharawal Language Program to develop the ‘Bush Medicine’ theme for this community garden.
The native species present in this garden have been chosen for their medicinal potential and cultural significance for the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples, who traditionally occupied the eastern suburbs and coastal areas of Sydney.

Supporting Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service

All produce grown in this garden will be donated to Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service programs. Creating opportunities for social inclusiveness and physical activity, and the provision of healthy produce are integral to the garden’s aim to enhance the consumer experience.