Community garden

Start a community garden or orchard

The City and Park Board aim to support you and your community group to develop new urban agriculture projects in parks and on City owned land.

Is there an ideal piece of land in your neighbourhood that could become a community garden or orchard? Submit an expression of interest to start your project.

Did you know...

Qualifying new community gardens can receive funding for soil and compost.

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Projects in City parks or other City-owned land

Want to start your project in a City park or on City-owned property? 

  1. Review our expectations for how you plan and operate your project:
  2. Learn how to start and design your project in our urban agriculture garden guide  (27 MB)

Projects on private property

Want to start your project on private property? As long as all garden structures (garden shed, shelter, greenhouse, etc.) are smaller than 10m2, no permits are required.

If you intend to build a structure larger than 10m2, contact our Enquiry Centre at or 604-873-7611 for information about permits and inspections that may be required.

To grow food for sale, you will require an urban farming business license and may require other permits.

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Learn more about growing food in your garden.

Find a community garden in your neighbourhood

Find a community garden

View an interactive map showing Vancouver's food-growing community gardens.

View the map