Gardens, Farm, Coffee Bar, Entertainment Venue, Education, Family Fun Attractions, Class/workshops, Ecotours
Cafe - open on special events
Nestled in the picturesque Nimbin Valley, less than 1km from the bustle of the village centre lies a lush garden sanctuary. Djanbung Gardens, designed by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, is internationally renowned as one of the best examples of permaculture open to the public - sustainable living and design in practice.
What was once a degraded cow pasture has been transformed into a cornucopia of abundance. You can explore the permaculture gardens, food forest and orchards, productive water features and rainforest bushfoods. You’ll discover an impressive collection of bamboo and interesting bamboo structures and garden features. See farm animals living a happy life in harmony with the production systems and catch a glimpse of the abundant bird and wildlife. The gardens also feature natural building techniques and appropriate technologies.
On weekends enjoy the ultimate local food experience with a lunch or snack at the Abundance Cafe, which boasts of 90% of ingredients sourced from less than 90km radius. Our artisan chef caters for both vegetarian and ethical meat-eaters, and meals feature delicious homemade condiments and fermented veggies. Refresh with a sparkling Spritz of homemade fruit syrups in carbonated rainwater, probiotic beverages like fruit Kefir and Jun, or try our a 5km coffee (yes-- farm fresh coffee beans and milk from less than 5km away, and made with filtered rainwater)
The children’s play area features a cute bamboo cubby house and sandpit for toddlers.
Saturdays at 11am we offer a 90 minute full interpretive garden tour with a qualified permaculturist ($20/adult, $15 concession)
We also offer special activities, tours and catering for group visits, and have a program of inspiring workshops and courses on all aspects of organic gardening and sustainable living and design.