The Bent Pine Community Garden has been growing!


Find us at the rear of the

Port Adelaide Uniting Church

off Charlotten Street, Port Adelaide.

Our philosophy

At the centre of the garden is a native pine tree which has grown in a bent-over shape. It provides us with the name of our garden. We believe at PAUC that our role is not to straighten people ‘up’ or ‘out’. Instead it is to welcome them, as we have been welcomed by Jesus, with the news that we are accepted, whatever our ‘shape’ or ‘condition’ or life experiences, and that, together in community, there is still a place for us; a place where we can even dare to flourish with others.

What we offer

The Bent Pine is also a ‘third space’ where people are welcome to retreat from the noise and stress of other situations, enjoy beauty and relative peace in the surrounds of a flourishing garden and trees. And it is a place for others to receive friendship and garden produce, while feeling free and encouraged to offer their own gifts and skills.

What we do

At the Bent Pine community garden we promote ‘green-ness’ in small, urban spaces. We grow and teach the growing of healthy organic food for those who can least afford it. We believe that it is important in how we deal with waste. We therefore make use of local resources (e.g. plane tree leaves, garden material, and organic waste from partners such as the Red Lime Café) to recycle and compost.

When we meet


9am to about 10.30am, finishing with a cuppa and sometimes some fresh food from the garden.

 Come and join us!


Anne & Ian Edwards

ph: 0405507858   email:


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