Experience the Wirra Creek Community Garden

In the past, there was a vacant block behind our charming Bassett Boys’ Schoolroom. The vacant block is now the Wirra Creek Community Garden, conducted on organic and biodynamic principles, a place to learn how to live and garden sustainably. The Willunga Branch and the Willunga Environment Centre are working together to enrich the community with this welcoming place that honours our Aboriginal heritage in sight of a beloved colonial heritage building.

You can learn new skills that call on gardening expertise developed from new technologies and traditional gardening wisdom. You can learn wellness practices to enrich your life.

Look for the Wirra Creek Community Garden Facebook Page to follow events on gardening and wellness. You may wish to volunteer on a regular basis and engage with the Garden’s working bees. Or you may wish to join the Wirra Creek Community Garden sub-committee and help with the direction and management.

Wirra Creek Community Garden is a beautiful setting in which to appreciate the Bassett Boys’ Schoolroom and you can enjoy it anytime. Just call around to 17 St Lukes Street and wander around and watch the Garden develop and mature.

Donations to the Wirra Creek Community Garden are always appreciated. Donations enable the purchase of plants, equipment, and infrastructure. Donations are tax-deductible while you help us maintain a beautiful, inclusive place in Willunga.


It was great to read and see items from the early days, and imagine what it must have been like. Australia is great to learn about.

Rebecca Hilman

Beautiful historic building & friendly volunteers.

Kerry Edwards

Thank you seems inadequate. Our daughters wedding on Saturday 16th December was beautiful. The work, effort and care put in by the museum staff was above and beyond. We could not have asked for better. Everyone had a wonderful time and will remember it for many years to come. The set up was beautiful and efficient, whilst being flexible to the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The setting was idyllic, peaceful and stunning. Thank you so much.

Renny Goodwin

Educational and good value for history buffs. Beautiful, old local stone buildings as can be seen in much of the Willunga area. Local volunteers are very helpful and can provide much info about the area including the shipwreck history, Star of Greece, at Port Willunga. You might even be lucky to visit when there is a walk and explanation by one of the volunteers. Very pleasant grounds complete the experience.


Friendly staff and 2 interesting displays (courthouse n slate museum). Lovely setting.

Henry Monshall

My wife and I got married here over the weekend, nothing was ever too difficult for Judith and her team. They bent over backwards to make sure our day was as special as it could be and we had an incredible ceremony on the lawns of the historic courthouse. We would highly recommend this place if you are considering it for a wedding. We would like to give a massive thanks once again to Judith.

Nick Stone

Very historic and well maintained heritage site.

Good for kids and a must see for willunga visitors. Go for a picnic.

Mick M

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