Costa Georgiadis sent his best wishes, while three artists unveiled a beautiful mosaic as part of the Lost Plot's 5th birthday celebrations on Saturday, April 13.
The low-key event was attended by around 60 people.
A feature of the celebrations was the official unveiling of a mosaic at the community garden.
The brainchild of artist Krissa Wilkinson with substantial assistance from fellow artists Kerry Wheeldon and Jan Dennis, the mosaic features a butterfly theme.
Ms Wilkinson said the effort working on the mosaic was a continuation of the community theme for the garden.
"We were all happy to donate our time," she said.
"This is already a very creative space and we see this (the mosaic) project as a continuation of the community engagement and sense of belonging that is featured within the garden."
President Graeme Evans praised the artists' work and said the popular community garden was continuing to expand its footprint.
Mr Evans admitted the success of the Lost Plot was sometimes difficult to comprehend.
"At times it does come as a surprise to us about how successful this has been," he said. "The people who started this community garden deserve credit for getting event off on the right foot.
At times it does come as a surprise to us about how successful this has been.Graeme Evans
"Getting Costa to open the event proved a master stroke and he's even send his best wishes to us for the birthday.
"So that really helped establish us within the broader community right from the start," he said.
Mr Evans said the timing of the establishment of the garden was also critical to its success.
He said the garden was first established when there were many bushfires locally and across Australia.
"I think people started to feel real concerns about the environment.
"There was also a desire to eat better food and have higher quality food. And there is no better food than what you grow yourself," he said.
The educational side of the Lost Plot was also part motivator to its success which many groups and schools continually booking time to browse and enjoy the community garden.
"And we still get people coming back to us saying that the plant they bought from us - along with the information on how to grow - has helped keep the plant alive for the last 12 months," he added.
Mr Evans many people were also now more aware of trying to eat better.
Another significant plus for the garden was the mums and kids group each Thursday. That events allow kids to dig in the dirt while mums can also enjoy some gardening time.
The Lost Plot community garden is on Central Road. Membership forms are available at the entrance or via their Facebook page.