About us

Welcome to Djanbung Gardens, international permaculture centre in the beautiful Nimbin valley of northern NSW, Australia. Please meet the team, discover the gardens, our permaculture college, the village and bioregion, and find out about participating, visiting us or joining a tour.

Djanbung Gardens was designed and founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and is globally renowned as one of permaculture’s leading education and demonstration sites. The public programs are managed by Permaculture College Australia Inc, a non-profit organisation specialising in vocational training and community education in permaculture, earth stewardship and sustainable practices.

Our mission is here is to honor the wisdom of the Djanbung spirit by empowering people with knowledge and skills to develop respectful relationships with each other and all beings, as custodians of the earth.

Campus & Student Resources

Training Approach Since 1994 Djanbung Gardens has been delivering world-class courses in permaculture and sustainable design. From 2005 to 2015 we have delivered the Accredited Permaculture Training™ providing vocational qualifications in permaculture Certificates...

Visit Djanbung Gardens

A Living Learn-scape Djanbung Gardens was founded in 1993 as a purpose-built living, learning environment for Permaculture Education and permaculture demonstration site.   Founded and designed by Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens attracts visitors and students from...




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.

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