About Djanbung Gardens

Robyn Francis shares the story of transforming a 5-acre degraded compacted cow-pasture into a permaculture paradise of international renown. Since opening in 1994, Djanbung Gardens has attracted thousands of students and visitors from all over world.

Purpose designed as a permaculture education centre and living learn-scape, the gardens demonstrate diverse ways permaculture can be applied to practical living, working and production systems. Djanbung Gardens is the home campus of Permaculture College Australia, and home of Robyn Francis, family and community of residential interns.

Visit us:  The gardens are open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. (NB we are closed Dec 22-Jan2)

Delicious fresh local food at Abundance Cafe

Delicious fresh garden & local food at Abundance Cafe

Take a Tour: Full farm Guided Garden tours with a qualified permaculturist every Saturday 11am (takes approx 1.5hrs $20/$15 conc). Self-guided tour with interpretive map during open hours ($2 for map). Special Group tours by arrangement

Abundance Cafe: the ultimate local food experience. Abundance cafe caters for all our courses and opens for community and special events. In 2017 the cafe will be open the first Sunday of the month for delicious lunches, sweets and refreshments. The Cafe and Djanbung Gardens venue is available for booking private functions, dinner parties, seminars, workshops and weddings. Qualified chef, Melian Fertl, specialises in local food and 90% of ingredients are source from within 35km of Nimbin. Special diets can be catered for with prior notice including gluten free and vegan. Delicious nutritious food for vegetarians and ethical meat eaters.

Products for Sale: check out our Garden Charts, permaculture books and homemade conserves.

Djanbung (pronounced with a hard ‘j’ and silent ‘d’) means platypus in the local Wiyabul dialect – the name was given by senior Bundjalung elder and lore keeper, Uncle Eric Walker.  Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.

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Djanbung Gardens Overview and History

Edible Landscapes and Gardens

Appropriate Technology & Buildings at Djanbung

Wildlife at Djanbung Gardens

Pigs at Work at Djanbung

Abundance Cafe

Djanbung Gardens – from cowpasture to permaculture paradise

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dganbung means platypus

Djanbung (pronounced with a hard ‘j’ and silent ‘d’) means platypus in the local Wiyabul dialect – the name was given by senior Bundjalung elder and lore keeper, Uncle Eric Walker.

Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.