Bruce Miller ReserveBruce Miller Reserve is a bushy, grassy reserve on Trumper Street in Ermington. Set amongst trees, you will find a small playground in one corner. And over the other side of the reserve, is a gorgeous  street library and lovely community garden that you can visit at any time.

Community Garden

Bruce Miller Reserve is named after a local nurseryman, who served in the First World War with the Australian Light Horse Regiment. So a fitting spot for a community garden.

Community Garden Bruce Miller Reserve

Everyone is welcome to visit this vegetable and herb community garden. In return for helping with the garden, you can help yourself to some produce.

Community Garden Bruce Miller Reserve
Bouquet of spinach by Mr 5 recently picked

There is a roster of the regular gardeners outside the shed. And members of the ParraParents team visit on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. To get involved, join the Bruce Miller Reserve Garden Club Facebook group.

Bruce Miller Reserve

Street Library

Outside the gate to the community garden, is a lovely street library. It is full of books that you can enjoy for free. And you are also welcome to donate books to it at anytime.

Street Libraries
Community Garden at Bruce Miller Reserve, Ermington


The playground is fenced on three sides, with the back open to the reserve and a gate along the road.

Bruce Miller Reserve

It is naturally shaded and has:

  • swings, including one with a toddler seat
  • climbing play gym, with a slide, climbing wall and car themed cubby house.
  • wooden stepping stones
  • horse rocker
  • caterpillar prints and climbing statue

There is also nature based play for the kids, with bush to explore around the playground.

Bruce Miller Reserve

Other Facilities

Apart from the playground and lots of open green space, there is a small picnic shelter and a few park benches around the reserve.

Bruce Miller Reserve
Grassed area before community garden was built in the back corner

Finding Bruce Miller Reserve

Bruce Miller Reserve is on Trumper Street in Ermington, just off Victoria Road. The playground is set in the corner, near the road but is gated on that side.

There is street parking and a number of buses travel along Victoria Road.

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  1. Am pleased to see this reserve, it was named after my grandfather. My mother was Beryl Miller and was raised at 597 Victoria Road Ermington (cnr Murdock Street) with her brother Ted. I also was raised there.

    • Wow – would be great to welcome you down to the reserve and garden named in your grandather’s honour! And to hear more from you about your granfather. I believe Gardening Australia is interested in featuring this garden for an ANZAC Day special. Can I please pass your details onto the coordinator of the garden? Thanks!