The Friendship Garden in Auburn is a SSI community engagement initiative. The garden welcomes people from diverse backgrounds, languages and ability to work together to build an inclusive and cohesive community. Since 2015, the Friendship Gardeners have transformed barren, disused land to be a green space for community, full of life, vegetables, flowers and friendships. Gardening days occur every Thursday, and a Playgroup is run every Wednesday. Apart from these activities, SSI also organises excursions, workshops and external projects in collaboration with other stakeholders.


SSI Friendship Garden

When: Gardening (all ages) every Thursday from 9:30am - 12:30pm & Playgroup run by a Playgroup NSW trained facilitator for children 0 - 6 years every Wednesday from 10am - 12pm.

Where: Auburn Centre for Community, 44A Macquarie Road Auburn

Contact: Ladan Haghighat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 9685 0100

We are always welcoming volunteers to the Friendship Garden. If you are interested in volunteering at the Friendship Garden or any other program, please enquire with our enquiry form