At Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) we are passionate about the natural environment and know that through gardening all of us can help achieve our mission of a healthy, biodiverse planet and vibrant, sustainable communities.

SGA is a not-for-profit social organisation and is a registered charity on the Commonwealth government’s Register of Environmental Organisations.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to inspire, empower and connect individuals, communities and organisations to garden sustainably in order to:

  • protect and enhance the natural environment to ensure its sustainability; and
  • provide information, education and conduct of research about the impacts of gardening on the natural environment, soil conservation, water quality, biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development

Our Values

  Commitment      Passion      The Fundamental Importance of Nature

SGA aims to manifest these values through:


  • Collaboration with the gardening community
  • Inclusiveness of individuals, communities and organisations involved in gardening
  • Connecting gardeners
  • Sharing ideas
  • Consulting widely


  • Acting according to our values
  • Providing an independent opinion and standards
  • Respecting other’s knowledge and experience
  • Being transparent in our motivations and practices
  • Being credible through a focus on reliable information


  • Being innovative in behaviour change approaches
  • Having a courageous imagination
  • Being responsible in our actions
  • Leading in sustainability
  • Inspiring all gardeners
  • Behaving ethically


  • Being welcoming, supportive and
  • Fun


  • Learning through doing
  • Applying practical gardening knowledge

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their Elders past, present and emerging.