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Community gardens

If you are not able to grow your own vegetables at home, joining a community garden is an excellent way for you to benefit from locally grown food.

But community gardens are not just places to grow healthy vegetables. Studies show that community gardens also promote community building, reduce crime, and more.

Vancouver has over 75 community gardens, located in city parks, in school yards, on private property – and even one on the grounds of City Hall.

Map of community gardens

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Find a community garden in the list

None of the community gardens in Vancouver are run or overseen by City staff. They are all administered by local community groups.

To get a plot in a garden near you, locate the garden you are interested in joining from the list below, and then contact them directly.

Wait lists

Unfortunately, there are many more people interested in garden plots than there is space available. You may need to add your name to a waiting list.

Gardens in City parks

Gardens on City land

Gardens on non-City land (churches, schools, hospitals, co-ops)

Proposed community garden projects

Proposed garden expansion at Jonathan Rogers Park

The Urban Diggers Society is proposing to expand the existing Elizabeth Rogers Community Garden in Jonathan Rogers Park at Manitoba St and West 7th Ave. Learn about the proposed additions.

Approved community garden projects

Beaconsfield Park

Community garden at Beaconsfield Park

A new community garden is coming to Beaconsfield Park in Grandview in spring 2014. View the approved plan and connect with the garden partner, the Italian Cultural Centre.

Contact Creekside Community Centre

Community garden at Creekside

A temporary community garden at Creekside Community Recreation Centre will be built in spring 2014. View the garden plan and features, and get involved with our garden partner, The World in a Garden.

Kingcrest Park

Community garden at Kingcrest Park

The Park Board has approved a Cedar Cottage Food Network Society proposal for a new community garden at Kingcrest Park.

Riverfront Park

Community garden at Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park in Fraserview will have a new community garden built in spring 2014. Learn about the garden features and get involved with garden partners, Fraserlands Community Gardening Group and South Vancouver Family Place Society.

The community garden at Nelson Park

Nelson Park Community Garden expansion

Nelson Park Community Garden in the West End will expand in spring 2014. Learn about the expanded amenities and get involved with our garden partner, Nelson Park Community Garden Society.

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An update on Arbutus corridor gardens

Learn what the City is doing about CP's decision to remove gardens from their property along the Arbutus corridor, and find out what you can do if your garden is affected.

Contact us about community gardens

If you have questions about community gardens in Vancouver, get in touch:

communitygardens@
vancouver.ca

 

Start a community garden or orchard

Learn how to start your urban agriculture project in a park, on City-owned land, or on private property.

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Last modified: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:54:27

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