Abstract: This guide has been prepared primarily for community development practitioners and policy and program officers involved in developing garden projects or assessing funding submissions and project reports. We also hope other stakeholders will find it interesting and useful. The guide aims to help you consider the range of garden opportunities that may exist in your community and to better understand and negotiate key considerations for the development, design and delivery of sustainable garden projects. The guide can be used by project proponents for: - scoping or planning new garden projects - refurbishing or restarting existing garden initiatives - refocusing or re-energising social, organisational and other project design and management arrangements for existing initiatives. The guide can be used by program and policy officers to: - help align project objectives with relevant program requirements - assess and evaluate funding applications for garden projects help set appropriate project measures to support good reporting and continuous improvement. This guide is a working introductory resource that we hope to improve over time. We would like to supplement this guide with detailed ‘how to’ resources, project models and garden case studies. This guide scopes and draws together a more detailed picture of the different garden options that can add value. It provides information about key planning considerations that will help people to scope, plan and deliver more sustainable projects and outcomes. These considerations include natural resource and technical factors, along with new information about social, cultural and strategic management considerations.