at Djanbung Gardens
We welcome visitors to Djanbung Gardens during OPEN HOURS
Wed to Sun, 10am-4pm (shop, enquiries, self-guide tours) – We are closed Mon & Tue
Come and explore the gardens and living permaculture systems, find out about our courses and workshops, and discover the excellent books and resources we have for sale.
Abundance Cafe is available for bookings for special events
Abundance cafe will be open the first Sunday of each month from 10am-4pm. For the ultimate local food experience, the cafe has a great seasonal menu of light meals and snacks, homemade cold drinks, fresh juices and local coffee. Our resident artisan chef is passionate about fresh, quality, delicious, healthy food and sources over 90% of ingredients from our own gardens and local farmers. Something for everyone, with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free dishes and local grass-fed meats for the ethical omnivore.
Free wifi for cafe customers • Kids play area • Dogs on leads permitted in outdoor cafe seating area only or in the carpark (NB dogs are not permitted elsewhere on the property)
Weekend Market – check out our yummy homegrown and handcrafted conserves, books, garden charts, plants and rustic pallet furniture for sale during open hours.
Weekend Events – Guided Farm Tour every Saturday 11am. Check our program of upcoming weekend events such as workshops, open days and entertainment.
SELF-GUIDE Tour with interpretive map are available during open hours (recommended donation $5/$3). Please register at the main building and receive a beautiful coloured map of the gardens to find your way around.
FULL GUIDED Tour Saturdays 11am ($20/$15 per person). Duration 60-90min. Prior booking is recommended to ensure there is a qualified permaculture guide available to explain the systems and how permaculture works here at Djanbung.
GROUP TOURS and VISITS
We regularly host visits of school, university and special interest groups by special arrangement.
Options include guided tours (short or full tour), plus a short talk or workshop, and we offer special rates for group catering (m/a teas, refreshments and lunches) by Abundance Cafe and our resident permaculture chef, featuring garden and local produce, local coffee and regional specialities.
Group visit and tour programs can be arranged for a short visit, half or full-day program. We also coordinate special extended permaculture and sustainability study tour programs of 2-8 days duration visiting some of the best permaculture and sustainable projects and farms in the Northern Rivers.
Group tours and visits must be made by prior arrangement. Please contact us for more information and to make your booking.
VOLUNTEERING & INTERNSHIPS: we offer limited placements for volunteers and internships. Please contact us for further details.
LOCATION: Djanbung Gardens is conveniently located right on the edge of Nimbin village, just a 10 minute walk from the main street. Nimbin is just 1 hour’s drive away from Byron Bay/Ballina, 30 minutes from Lismore and 75 minutes from the Gold Coast, where there are domestic airports and intercity coach and rail connections. Daily local and shuttle buses between Nimbin, Byron and Lismore. Pick up from Lismore by prior arrangement ($50). Nearest international airports are Brisbane and Gold Coast.
ADDRESS: Djanbung Gardens, 74 Cecil St, Nimbin NSW.
DIRECTIONS: Cecil Street turns off the southern end of Nimbin’s main street at the Hospital. We are approx 700m from the main street, 300+m past the Nimbin Showground. Djanbung is on the corner of Cecil St and Neem Rd. Roadside parking on Cecil St or turn left into Neem Rd and first driveway on the left into our visitors carpark. Please come to the main building before exploring the gardens.
DOGS: most of this property is a cat and dog free zone. We cherish our wildlife and have livestock. Please check with us regarding where to leave your dog while you are exploring the gardens. On Repair Cafe days, Cafe customers may have their dog on a lead in the outdoor cafe eating area only. We do not permit dogs to be walked around the gardens and farm areas, guide dogs only excepted.
CHILDREN: We welcome families, however children must be under adult supervision at all times. There are numerous open water bodies and the wildlife here includes poisonous snakes, spiders and other creatures that might attack (e.g. goannas), also livestock can get nervous with children and act unpredictably. We have a delightful children’s space in the cafe area with kids seating, bamboo cubby house, sandpit etc.
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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.