Seed Library & Community Gardens

Seed Library & Library Community Gardens

What is it?

The Seed Library contains a collection of seeds that we “lend” to members of Gladstone Regional Libraries. Seeds can be borrowed from any of the Gladstone Regional Libraries branches.


How does it work?

Members of Gladstone Regional Libraries borrow seeds for free, they plant them, tend to their crops, collect the seeds, and then deliver some seeds to the library.

The return for this long-term loan is some seeds from the yield not fresh produce. The new seeds are then made available for library members to “borrow” and plant.

As an example: you borrow watermelon seeds, grow them, harvest them, and as you eat the watermelon you collect the seeds; then you take the seeds to the library.  


Seed Donations:

The library is happy to accept donations of seeds. You will be required to fill in a seed donation form with as much detail about the plant(s) as possible.

Gladstone Regional Council is not accountable for the content of seed donations or any errors in the accompanying information.

Calliope Seed Library
Boyne Seed Library


Library Community Gardens

Our library gardens provide meeting places for the community, with the added bonus of sharing an interest in gardening and the produce! 

They also provide opportunities to replenish stock for our Seed Library. 

We have some gardening information brochures in our libraries and some of the topics are available at the bottom of this page.

Boyne Island Library Community Garden is our most recent addition. Located in a fenced area behind the library (next to the Castle Tower Building playground) and visible from the newspaper area inside Boyne Island Library; you’ll find the Seed Library here too.

Calliope Library Community Garden is located at the front of the building and was created to transform the under-utilised grass area into a place with a purpose! 

Gladstone City Library Community Garden is on the patio (accessible from inside the building) and includes a worm farm; please only feed the worms the foods recommended on the posters.

Gardening Information

Our libraries provide a variety of brochures about gardening.  Each brochure contains information about the Seed Library, basic gardening information, and curriculum ideas to help teachers and parents encourage and inspire their children’s interest in nature. Select a title below to open a printable copy or to read it online (the document will open in a new window).