Photo of a community garden

Community gardens and orchards

COVID-19 update: community gardens

April 15, 2020: The Province of BC has identified community gardens as an essential service, which means they will be open until further notice.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in a community garden setting:

  • Practise proper physical distancing by keeping at least 2 m from others
  • Bring the necessary supplies from home (hand sanitizer, water, soap, towels) to clean your hands
  • Bring your own gloves and tools from home, do not use any shared tools or gloves
  • Disinfect all touch points before and after use
  • Organize a schedule for members to tend to their gardens at certain times of the day to regulate the number of people in the garden
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick

Download COVID-19 gardening safety tips poster  (2 MB)

There are over 110 community gardens and orchards in city parks, on schoolyards, and on private property in Vancouver. There's even a community garden at City Hall.

Community gardens are operated by local community groups.

Joining a community garden

Get in touch with a community garden to find out how to get involved. Contact information for many can be found on the map or open dataset below.

Many gardens currently have a waitlist to get your own plot. These waitlists are managed by each garden, not by the City.

Map of community gardens

Starting a community garden or orchard

Contact us about community gardens

Gardens in parks

pbgreen@vancouver.ca

Gardens on City land (non-park)

communitygardens@vancouver.ca

Gardens on private property

foodpolicy@vancouver.ca