Löwenzahn Community Garden

Gardening Above the Subway

It couldn’t be more urban: In the middle of the 20th district, on top of a subway tunnel and directly beside the S-Bahn railway, a garden sprouted up on a 300 m2, previously unused grassland with around 30 beds for the garden-loving locals.

The neighborhood garden Löwenzahn (Dandelion) was planned in 2012 by a group of engaged local residents in close collaboration with GB 2*20 (one of the City of Vienna’s urban renewal offices). The group became an association, and finally the garden – with the financial support of the City of Vienna – could be built.

Since then up to 30 individuals and their families have been planting fruit and vegetables in their own 4 m2 beds. Great value is placed on community spirit as the garden should also be a “place of encounters” always open for guests and visitors. Hence, there are also beds available for “foreign harvesters”, and berries can always be gathered. By the way: The beds are passed on after two seasons. But they are highly coveted and the waiting list is long.


+43 (0)1 332 22 15

opening times:
Mon & Tue: 9.00 am – 12.00am,  1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Thu: 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Fri: 9.00 am – 12.00 am


Gemeinschaftsgarten Löwenzahn

Hellwagstr. 21 - 23
1200 Vienna
(behind the houses of Hellwagstreet 21 & 23)
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