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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.

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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

Community garden Location Contact
Adanac Adanac St
and Boundary Rd
Cambie Community Garden 500 West 54th Ave southvangreenthumbs@gmail.com
Charleson Community Garden 999 Charleson
along the False Creek seawall
charlesongarden@gmail.com
China Creek South East 10th Ave
and Clark Dr
604-734-4673
Cottonwood Malkin Ave, between Chess & Raymur St 604-608-0384
Elizabeth Rogers East 7th Ave
and Manitoba St
waitlist.ercg@gmail.com
Brewery Creek 2390 Brunswick St brewerycreekgarden@gmail.com
McSpadden East 5th Ave
and Victoria Dr
lyshall@hotmail.com
Means of Production East 6th Ave
and St Catherines St
info@eya.ca
Mount Pleasant West 16th Ave
and Ontario St
mtpleasantcommunitygarden@gmail.com
http://www.mtpleasantgarden.com
Nelson Park 1030 Bute St
at Nelson St
nelsonparkgarden@gmail.com
Pandora Park East Hastings St
and Nanaimo St
gwfcnetwork@gmail.com
Robson Park East 14th Ave
and Kingsway
robsongarden@gmail.com
Sahali Park East 8th Ave
and Fraser St
dig@vcn.bc.ca
Stanley Park Robson St
at Lost Lagoon
bthiele@telus.net
Strathcona Hawkes Ave
and Prior St
www.strathconagardens.ca
Tea Swamp Park East 15th Ave
and Sofia St
teaswampgarden@telus.net
Wall Street Cambridge St and Wall St wallstreetgarden@gmail.com
Woodland Park 705 Woodland Dr woodlandparkgarden@gmail.com

Gardens on City land

Community garden Location Contact
Arbutus Victory East Blvd, between
West 50th to 57th St
greenstreets@vancouver.ca
Cedar Cottage Under Skytrain
near Hull St
and Victoria Dr
cedarcottagegarden@gmail.com
Chester's Field Community Garden Chester St
and East 37th Ave
chestersfield@gmail.com
Cheyenne 2755 Cheyenne Ave foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca
China Creek Housing East 8th Ave
and Keith St
For co-op residents only
City Hall Lawn Garden West 10th Ave
and Cambie St
Hbeynon@evergreen.ca
Copley Commons Copley St
and Vanness Ave
www.copleycommunityorchard.com
CROWSpoint Vanness Ave
and East 24th Ave
crows.point@gmail.com
Cypress Community Garden West 6th Ave
and Cypress St
cypress@vcn.bc.ca
Horley Community Orchard 2753 Horley St foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca
John McBride Garden West 1st Ave
and Wylie St
broccoli@uniserve.com
Kerrisdale East Blvd
and West 60th Ave
kerrisdalecommunitygarden@gmail.com
La Cosecha East Broadway
and Clark Dr
For participants of HEAL program
Ladybug East 8th Ave
and Commercial Dr
canyoudigit@posabilities.ca
Maple Community Garden West 6th Ave
and Maple St
megaga@shaw.ca
Means of Production East 6th Ave
and St Catherines St
info@eya.ca
M.O.B.Y Commercial Dr
and East 11th Ave
moby_lize@yahoo.ca
Pine West 6th Ave
and Pine St
pinestreetcommunitygardens@gmail.com
Purple Thistle Gardens 1200 Parker St,
1100 Vernon Dr,
and 1100 Charles St
matt@purplethistle.ca
SEFC Community Garden 215 W 1st Ave villagecommunitygardens@gmail.com
SPEC Cambie Communal Garden West 10th Ave
and Cambie St
cambiegarden@gmail.com 
Still Creek Community Garden Kaslo St
and East 28th Ave
canyoudigit@posabilities.ca
UP! Elgin East 37th Ave
and Elgin St
canyoudigit@posabilities.ca
The Village on False Creek West 1st Ave
and Columbia St
villagecommunitygardens@gmail.com
World in a Garden 7249 Cypress St info@theworldinagarden.com

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

Community garden Location Contact
12th and Clark East 12th Ave
and Clark Dr
canyoudigit@posabilities.ca
16 Oaks Oak St
and West 16th Ave
oak.16th.garden@gmail.com
Acadia Park Acadia Park Lane
at UBC
carol.young@ubc.ca
Britannia High School 1001 Cotton Dr gwfcnetwork@gmail.com
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House 4055 Victoria Dr ccnh@cedarcottage.org
Champlain Place 3347 East 58th Ave For BC Housing residents of Champlain Place only
Charles Dickens Annex 3877 Glen Dr
Chimo Terrace Youth Wall St
and Cambridge St
Gwfcnetwork@gmail.com
Church of the Good Shepherd 189 West 11th Av office@ancgoodshepherd.org
Cityview Sophia St
and East 28th Ave
Cityview.community.garden@gmail.com
Collingwood Joyce St
and Vanness Ave
foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca
Davie Village Davie St
and Burrard St
dvgarden@gmail.com
Downtown Intercultural Gardeners Society Rooftop of
St. Paul's Hospital
info@digsvancouver.ca
www.digsvancouver.ca
Dunbar and 41st 5580 Dunbar St
Emma G Co-op 2250 Fraser St
Frog Hollow Garden 1 East 5th Ave
and Renfrew St
eva@froghollow.bc.ca
Frog Hollow Garden 2 East 1st Ave
and Slocan St
eva@froghollow.bc.ca
Garden of Eatin' 2670 Victoria Dr garden.van1crc@gmail.com
Grandview Grandview Dr
and Woodland Dr
grandviewgardenproject@gmail.com
Grandview Terrace Grant St
and Woodland Dr
gwfcnetwork@gmail.com
Hastings Street Folk Garden Between 117 and 123
East Hastings St
peterlagrand@gmail.com
Hastings Urban Farm 58 West Hastings St kailins@phs.ca
Jacob's Well 1 449 East Hastings St aupps04@gmail.com
Jacob's Well 2 460 East Pender St aupps04@gmail.com
Kaslo Gardens Kaslo St
and Kingsway
For members of Kaslo Co-op
Kitsilano Christian Community Church 1708 West 16th Ave 604-737-0169
Kitsilano Community Garden West 6th Ave
and Arbutus St
primulaaricula@gmail.com
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House North Nanaimo St
and Oxford St
nancym@kiwassa.ca
Lakeview United Church 2776 Semlin Dr
Langara Community Garden Ontario St between
East 50th and 51st St
Langara Community Garden website
Maclean Housing 705 Jackson Ave
Marpole Place Neighbourhood House West 70th Ave
and Hudson St
faridabarber@shaw.ca
Matheson Heights Housing Co-op 3554 Sparrow Place
Menno Simmons Centre 4000 West 11th Ave
Millross Gardens on Main 989 Main St info@millrossgardensonmain.com
Mole Hill Between Comox,
Pendrell, Bute,
and Thurlow Streets
garden@wera.bc.ca
Nisga'a Ts'amiks Community Garden 2475 Franklin St
Or Shalom Fraser St
and East 11th Ave
For members of Or Shalom
Pearsons Farmers on 57th West 57th Ave
and Cambie St
jkrashleigh@gmail.com
Queen Alexandra Elementary Clark Dr
and East Broadway
For Queen Alexandra Elementary students
Sherbrooke Mennonite Church 7155 Sherbrooke St james@sherbrookemennonite.org
South Vancouver Family Place 1 7710 Nanaimo St fampla@telus.net
South Vancouver Family Place 2 7715 Murfield St fampla@telus.net
South Vancouver Youth Centre Day Program Behind 4866 Fraser St gregcsiszan@svyc.ca
SPEC Rooftop Garden West 7th Ave
and Maple St
The Rise on Cambie Cambie St
and West 7th Ave
For residents of The Rise
Windermere High School East 27th Ave
and Windermere St
For Windermere High School students

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

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