The Paddock

Our Awesome Farm in Leopold

The Paddock is Encompass Community Services’ 7-acre farm in Leopold that provides a unique setting and offers a fantastic opportunity for people of all abilities and backgrounds to explore new experiences and learn new skills.

It is a leader in social and therapeutic horticulture (gardening); promoting a ‘paddock to plate’ lifestyle, passionately implementing sustainable living practices in daily life (particularly encouraging zero or less food miles).

Produce at the farm is grown spray-free using organic principles and sustainable food production practices.

At present, The Paddock grows and supplies seedlings to local farmers; as well as supply seasonal produce to local cafes/restaurants.  It also has a nursery that provides commercial propagation to several farms in the region, apart from being an accessible and inclusive space for skills development and community skill-sharing.

Our nursery is regularly open to the public!

In partnership with The Flying Brick Cider Co, the farm operates an apple cider orchard with over 600 apple trees and 16 varieties of heritage apple and an exclusive Encompass cider is expected soon.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.30-4.30pm

21 – 29 O’Halloran Rd (off Melaluka Rd), Leopold VIC 3224

1800 943 055 – Head Office
0409 496 187 –  Business Hours only
Please call ahead for all visits as we may be helping participants and can take a while see see you if we don’t have notice.



There has been some recent changes to short notice cancelations by the NDIS. Please click the below button and scroll to page 22 of the document to review these changes.

For more information, please contact the Farm Supervisor, Chris Evans, on 0409 496 187 or email at: