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Take a healthy dose of nature – Green Gym Ryde


Green Gym is a free program for anyone aged 50-80 in practical conservation that aims to improve health, wellbeing and create vibrant community spaces.

It’s outdoors, it’s fun and you’ll be learning new skills, meeting new people and giving back!


Wednesdays at ‘The Habitat’ in Ryde
Morning session: 10am – 1pm
Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 4pm

A typical Green Gym session goes for 3 hours and will involve a warm up activity to get you ready for the day and a cool down after your session. You be guided in practical conservation and gardening work such as planting and potting, collecting seeds, watering, harvesting food, mulching and much more.

A delicious and healthy morning or afternoon tea is provided, and engaging conversations encouraged. We encourage you to come along once a week to feel the full benefits of the program.

A single designated pick up and drop off area will be provided for each location.


The Habitat is a volunteer run community initiative that incorporates a native plant nursery and a community food garden. It is run in partnership with City of Ryde council and encourages locals to learn something new, meet new friends, share their knowledge and do something which will help the local environment.

You will be helping to maintain and harvest sustainable gardens which incorporate habitat plants as well as and food plants. The plants grown can be donated or sold to local bushcare sites, schools, members of the community to help increase the native biodiversity in the area and create habitat havens in the area.

Useful Information

Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, and water are a must.

We encourage people who are interested, to give us a call to discuss the green Gym further and to answer any of your questions (02 9331 1610)


  • Cost: Free
  • Booking required
  • The Habitat Nursery - Ryde, Santa Rosa Park, Quarry Rd, Ryde NSW, Australia

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