Djanbung Gardens – from cow pasture to permaculture paradise

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.

Aerial photo of Djanbung Gardens 2014

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 to take a self-guided tour with interpretive map.

Wednesday – Saturday
10am-4pm (by donation).

Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.

The Bundjalung Connection

Check out our Garden Charts, permaculture books and homemade conserves.

Abundance cafe caters for all our courses and opens for community and special events.

Qualified chef, Melian Fertl, specialises in local food

  • 90% of ingredients are source from within 35km of Nimbin.
  • Delicious nutritious food for vegetarians and ethical meat eaters. 
  • Special diets can be catered for with prior notice including gluten free and vegan.

The Cafe and Djanbung Gardens venue is available for booking private functions, dinner parties, seminars, workshops and weddings.

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