watering-wicking-bedsThe gardens around the AHNRC and The Summit  are lovingly cared for by a wonderful group of  volunteers – and we desperately need more hands to maintain the garden areas and to help develop new spaces.

Anyone with experience in native plants will love the  Native Grassland – it needs tender weeding and care. Guidance will be provided so you can learn how to identify grasses and plants and help with seed collecting.

The Sensory garden is under development and will benefit from some special attention.

Green thumbs are invited to take over the wicking beds to grow vegies.

We need someone to assist with landscaping – to create a bird café area, paths and other features.

The current group meet on Wednesday mornings and would really enjoy more company. Call or email to let us know what your interests are – your help will be really appreciated by us and the butterflies and skinks!

Native Garden News

Come and look at the native garden now! With the help of volunteers, Sean orchestrated the second phase of the garden which features several Xanthorrhoea of various sizes. Surrounded by native grasses and groundcovers this will be absolutely fabulous come spring.

If you want to have some fun, join the gardening group and be part of a great team who are creating a wonderful environment for small wildlife and everyone who uses the centre.



The AHNRC and Summit Community Centre gardens continue to develop under the guidance of Sean and his hard working helpers, Sue and Gary. More plants will be added to the native garden demonstration area and the welcome garden in the coming weeks. The sensory garden directly across from the building is starting  to take shape too.

But  we need more helpers! If you love native plants or want to learn more about the local native species then this is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience. The team usually get together on Wednesday mornings so come along or call the Coordinator Val Hunt for further information.


Volunteer positions

New positions are regularly posted here on our site. If you are interested in volunteering, please drop in to see our Coordinator or email your expression of interest.

Current volunteer positions.

Event Management assistant. To support the Coordinator in planning events, researching speakers and issues, advertising and to assist at the event. Some outside hours involved.

Administration Support. Be part of the volunteer team to help with general administration, answering phone calls, emails, helping customers. A sense of humour helps! Minimum 3 or 4 hours per week.