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Community Gardens in
Greater Vancouver and Victoria

 
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This list is never up-to-date. Gardens still in the development phase aren't included, contact people at the gardens change frequently and some contacts don't want their names listed.

The list will grow over time, and will include more information on each garden, will include gardens outside Vancouver and also e-mail addresses and garden web pages.


BC Community Gardens Up Close - Aerial Photos
We've created a slideshow of aerial photos of community gardens in British Columbia; most of these are higher resolution images than can be found on Google Earth. See the Fraser Street Garden in Vancouver, or visit us in the Compost Demonstration Garden next to our neighbours, the Maple Street Community Garden. We've also included photos of some of the gardens at ground level for those who don't like heights.

Fly From Space to Community Gardens in BC Using Google Earth
City Farmer created 'place-markers' in Google Earth, which allow you to fly from the sky to different garden sites; that is virtually. You can visit individually chosen sites or you can push the 'play' button (an arrow under the Places window) to automatically fly to all the gardens. See Victoria's Capital City gardens for instance and then fly back to UBC's Acadia gardens. Simply click on our link to download a tiny 'kmz' file (unzip the .zip file first) and then open the file in your Google Earth program.

City of Vancouver


1st and Fir Railway Garden
Contact: Justin - at garden site

6th Avenue between Prince Edward and Brunswick on the South side of the street
15-20 plots
Call Terry 604-876-6259

Cedar Cottage Gardens
Located at Hull Street (close to Stainsbury Ave.) and Victoria Drive (beneath Translink lines)
90 plots, annual members' fee $5, all 9' x 3' plots are $25
Contact: cedarcottagegarden@gmail.com to enquire about a plot
Web Site: http:// cedarcottagegarden.wordpress.com/

China Creek
top of Keith south of 8th Ave. at Broadway next to VCC King Edward Campus
30 plots
604-734-4673

China Creek South
30 plots
Broadway & Clarke Dr.
604-879-3676
dig@vcn.bc.ca

City Hall
"The City of Vancouver only issues a garden permit on vacant residential land to the neighbouring property owner. (ie. permits to people wanting to garden vacant land next to their house) Unopened lane or street is also issued on that basis, therefore not available to the City at large. $25 plus GST per year" Call Linda Kemp 604-873-7426.

City Hall Childcare/SPEC
25
10th and Cambie
604.736.7732

Collingwood Community Gardens
23 garden plots in community garden by the Joyce Skytrain Station.
Contact person Maja Grip or Heidi Braun at: foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca
604-435-0323

Cottonwood Community Garden
Runs along the south perimeter of Strathcona Park. Go >to Malkin Ave, between Chess & Raymur Avenues. 145 plots, $15/year plus $5 membership
Contact: Mary
cottonwoodgarden@gmail.com

Cypress Community Garden
65 plots. On Arbutus Corridor along 6th Avenue between Cypress and Burrard Streets. For membership information please check our website or send an email to cypress@vcn.bc.ca
Maureen Ryan 604-732-9175

East Boulevard - Arbutus Victory Gardens
East Boulevard from 50th to 57th, also 65th to 68th Avenues which are on the west side of East Boulevard on City property next to the railway tracks. For more information call 311
Email: greenstreets@vancouver.ca

EYA Garden
Also at the Cottonwood Garden location at SE corner.
Hartley Rosen
hartley@eya.ca or susan@eya.ca

Fraser Street Garden (Mount Pleasant)
8th Avenue and Fraser St.
Gavin Ross 879-3676
Rentals are $10 per year. 50 plots
dig@vcn.bc.ca

Grandview Community Garden
Between Maclean Dr. and Woodland Ave., between 4th and 5th on the school grounds of Grandview/Uuqinak'uuh Elementary School
24 plots 4'x4'
or Christine Boyle 604.713.5008 cboyle@vsb.bc.ca

JFSA
East Blvd. & 57th Ave

Johnathan Rogers Community Garden
7th Ave. and Manitoba St. In north-east corner of Johnathan Rogers park.
dig@vcn.bc.ca

Kitsilano Community Garden
On a city owned lot on 6th Ave. between Maple and Arbutus. 55 plots.
Sign up on garden shed. Leave note.

La Cosecha
Broadway & Clarke

Maple Community Garden
On railway right-of way on 6th Ave. between Maple and Cypress
Contact: rosemary musgrave
maplecommunitygarden@shaw.ca
ph 604-738-7804
80 individuals maintain plots.

Marpole Place Community Garden
70th and Hudson, communal plot in front of Firehall

McSpadden Park
Victoria and McSpadden (at 4th)
18 Plots
604.720.7908 and 604.290.2756
email: mcspaddengarden@gmail.com

Mole Hill Community Garden
In the lane between Comox and Pendrell, Bute and Thurlow downtown. Half the plots are for residents of Mole Hill and half for residents of the West End.
Expanding to 70 plots by end 2002.
Email: garden@wera.bc.ca

My Own Backyard (MOBY) Community Garden
East 11th, east of Commercial Drive under Skytrain. 45 plots.
contact Jason at: 604-736-6457
moby_lize@yahoo.ca

Nelson Park
e-mail to nelsonparkgarden@gmail.com

Pacific and Seymour Community Garden
(ONNI Garden) 60 plots
Pacific & Seymour
Contact: Fraser Hall fhall@onni.com

Pine St. Community Gardens
West 6th from Burrard - Pine Sts
81 Plots
Request to be put on the waiting list and all other inquiries, email:
pinestreetcommunitygardens@gmail.com
Website: www.pinestreetgardens.org< br>

Portland Hotel Society Community Garden
On Hasting St between Main and Columbia Streets
shandelle@phs.ca

Robson Garden
13th Avenue and St.George St.
40 plots, rentals are $20 per year.
Contact: robsongarden@gmail.com

South China Creek Park (in development)
N-E of skateboard bowl
20 plots
dig@vcn.bc.ca

Strathcona Community Allotment Garden
At Prior and Hawks Avenue
Plots are approximately 150 sq.ft. and cost $15. 200 plots.
604.253.3384 or 604-255-9972
strathcona.garden.info@ gmail.com

Stanley Park
32 plots.
Robson St. & Lost Lagoon
Bonnie Thiele 604-685-6850
http://www.wera.bc.ca
bthiele@telus.net

Tea Swamp Community Garden
15th and Sophia (1 block East of Main St.) on Park land
20 plots
Mount Pleasant
Niki Westman
604-872-7745
teaswampgarden@telus.net

UBC Community Garden
Acadia Park Lane /UBC
84 plots for student housing members
Contact: 604-822-6389
carolyoung@ubc.ca

Vancouver Community Gardens on Parks Land
This page includes both the Park Board's Community Gardens Policy and the Community Gardens Contact List.


Wall Street (Cambridge Park)
Cambridge and Wall St.
Jan Robinson (604) 258-4122, membership coordinator
45 plots

Woodland Community Garden
Located in Woodland Park, on Adanac at Woodland Ave.
Email address is woodlandparkgarden@gmail.com




  
Richmond

Cambie Community Centre Richmond Community Garden
Brian Campbell 277-9484, Community Centre 604.233.8399

London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3R3
Phone/Fax: 604-271-5220
80 plots

Richmond Allotment Gardens Association
10711 Palmberg Road
Between 5th and 6th Rd.
130 plots (1000 sq. ft. each)
Betty at 604-277-6191

Terra Nova Rural Park
2631 Westminster Highway
and
South Gilbert Gardens (no numbered address for this site), next to Sewage Treatment Plant on Gilbert Rd.
are both Administered by the City of Richmond Parks Department
604-244-1208

  
Burnaby

The Burnaby and Region Allotment Gardens Association (BARAGA)
5500 of Meadow Avenue (off Byrne Rd.) just north of Marine Dr.
372 plots (50 by 20ft each)
phone 604-780-8148
e-mail: baraga373@yahoo.com
mail: Box 209, 141-6200 McKay Avenue, Burnaby V5H 4M9
Preference is given to Burnaby residents. There are two waiting lists kept - one for Burnaby residents, and one for all others. It should be noted that, in recent years, plots have only been made available to Burnaby residents from that waiting list.

Heights Neighbourhood Garden
An established community garden of 44 small plots on a lot provided by City of Burnaby, 3897 Pender St (at Ingleton) in Burnaby Heights.
A plot/membership is $30 per year, with reduced fees for seniors or low income.
Coordinated by a "board of directors"elected each year from the members. Participation in work parties (or equivalent) and care of common areas is a requirement for everyone keeping a plot. Organic methods only.
Wait times 1 to 2 seasons. To be waitlisted, contact HeightsGrdn@gmail.com

Northeast Burnaby Organic Community Garden (NEBCA),
located in Burnaby, beside Stoney Creek Elementary School, 2740 Beaverbrook Cres.
100 beds $40/yr
Contacts:
Nienke E van Houten (email nvanhout@sfu.ca)
Larissa Rudyak (email lora35@gmail.com)
Anna Burke (email: szoszi@shaw.ca)

The Good Earth Community Garden
Location is at New Life Community Church, 8765 Government Street, Burnaby
For more information, please contact the church office and ask for the community garden coordinator.
Phone: 604.420.0761;
Email: newlifeburnaby (at) yahoo (dot) com

SFU Allotment Garden
Next to tennis courts near track
Merle Brown Residence and Housing
99 plots
Erica Auton 604.291.4170
  
Abbotsford

Abbotsford community gardens can be found here under the heading "Local Gardens".
Mill Lake Community Garden
See:
Abbotsford Community Garden Society
Bradner Community Garden
Highland Community Garden
King Road Community Garden
Clayburn Village Garden

Mission

Soapbox Derby Garden
Between a half and three quarters of an acre
Linda Wilson Walker 820-9511
About 20 plots, 10' x 15', wheelchair accessible garden
  



West Vancouver

The two Argyle Avenue gardens listed below are owned
and administrated by the District of West Vancouver.
Linda 925-7200 in Parks and Recreation

Argyle Avenue Community Gardens
1460 Argyle Avenue 28 plots
1534 Argyle Avenue 28 plots
Two gardens a block apart.
$75 per plot

Navvy Jack Community Garden
Navvy Jack is administered privately by the condominium complex next to the garden.
(1901-2020) 2000 block of Belview next to an apartment building at the foot of 21St
at the seawall and railway tracks
26plots.

  
North Vancouver

Lower Lonsdale Community Gardens
2nd and St Georges next to North Shore Neighbourhood House
Maureen Haze 604.984-6316
Trisha Andrew 604.987.8138
48 plots, long waiting list

  

Quayside Village Cohousing
510 Chesterfield Ave.
North Vancouver
contact person Camilla Amundsen 604 990 8021

City land is gardened as a test case for allowing community gardening on set backs, especially in high density housing areas. This site is being developed as a vegetable garden in universally accessible raised beds. Quayside is a community of 19 households. The garden is open as a demonstration garden to encourage similar development on neighbouring setbacks.Information available on this cooperative project between city and strata owners.


The Queen Mary Community Garden will be completed in June 2009.
230 W Keith Road, North Vancouver (Next to Queen Mary Community School)
52 plots
contact: queenmarygarden@gmail.com
phone: 604-987-8138 ext 209

Lions Bay Community Garden in Kelvin Grove Beach Park
See Lions Bay Community Garden is Finally Here!

  
Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadow's Community Garden
11410 Bonson Road
City owned land
30 plots
Contact: Diane Brinton phone 604-460-8804
email: pmcommunitygarden@yahoo.ca
Website: Pitt Meadow's Community Garden
  
Port Moody

Inlet Community Garden
In the 2900-block of Murray Street.
The garden is run by a local gardening club and has plots available for urban gardeners.
Contact Dot Harinen for information at 604-939-5592.

  
Pt Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Community Garden
2200 Mary Hill Rd
Denise Ottman 945-4463

  
Coquitlam
Burquitlam Community Organic Garden
Garden is located on the corner of Ebert Ave. and Whiting Way
Mailing Address:
564 Ebert Ave.
Coquitlam V3J 2L2
50 Plots
Humera Ahsanullah
humerat@gmail.com

Colony Farm Community Gardens
Parking lot at the south end of Colony Farm Road off Lougheed Hwy. in Colony Farm Regional Park. 
600 plots, 10' x 25'
To join waitlist, please email cfcgplots@hotmail.com
  
Surrey

Dunsmuir Gardens
Crescent Beach near White Rock, 10 minute walk from Camp Alexandra
on 3 acres of park land in Surrey
100 plots (25ft x 25ft)
$25/yr (half plot $15/yr)
Go to gardens in February to find contact.

Guildford Garden
at Childcare Options, 6878 King George Highway
run by Options
10 plots (16ft x 10ft each plot)
Contact: 604-583-1017

North Surrey Organic Community Garden
102A Ave and 141st in Cedar Grove Pa
Location
Contact Parks and Recreation, Surrey

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park
Hazelnut Meadows Community Garden: 14069 - 68th Avenue, Surrey. (Newton area)
Community garden of 80 plots, started as a food security program for new immigrants by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society in partnership with City of Surrey Parks. Plots are approx. 2 m by 8 m, or smaller plot of half the size. Membership is $30 per family per year, reduced for those on low income. New Canadians are about 55% to 60% of the membership, and long term residents of the area form approximately 40%. Members participate in planning for the gardens at regular member meetings. There is a part time paid coordinator and training for newcomers to vegetable gardening in the coastal climate, funded by food security initiatives through DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society.
To join the wait list contact garden@dcrs.ca

  
Langley

Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise Community Garden
5339 207th St Langley
20 plots including 2 raised beds for gardeners with special needs
Contact: Langley Family Services phone: 534.7921

Sunrise Rotary Community Garden
Walnut Grove Drive, Langley.
40 plots including a long raised bed suitable for gardeners with special needs.
Contact: Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) Phone: 604-532-3515

Maples Discovery Garden Co-op (7743A 200 St) 604-888-0240

Murrayville Community Garden (22th St & Old Yale Road) Contact: Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) Phone: 604-532-3515

Trinity Western University Community Gardens (7600 Glover Road) 604-888-7511

Walnut Grove Rotary Garden (8889 Walnut Grove Drive) Contact: Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) Phone: 604-532-3515

Proposed: New Walnut Grove Rotary Garden (88th Ave & 212 St) 604-534-0236

Proposed: Aldergrove Community Garden (26770 29th Ave) No contact yet.

  
Fort Langley

U-Grow Organic Community Gardens
8181-252nd. Street, Langley
Stuart, Phone:604-888-1236
e-mail:westcreekorganics@yahoo.com

U-Grow OrganicGardens (certified organic) invite beginner or experienced gardeners of any age to come grow an organic vegetable or flower garden in the fertile soil on our heritage farm. We have a beautiful, quiet location 5 minutes from Fort Langley with pure artesian water, picnic areas, bathroom ,garden tool storage, and ample parking. Growing tips, untreated seeds/transplants and organic fertilizer available. Rent a ready tilled garden of the size of your choice, starting from $50 per year. Come relax, have fun and grow!

  
New Westminster

Port Royal (Queensborough, New Westminster) Community Garden
located in the Port Royal area of Queensborough opposite the Residences by the River development (83 and 89 Star Crescent).
For more information, please contact Renée Chadwick at Queensborough Community Centre in New Westminster (Ph: 604 525-7032; Fax: 604 525-5934).
Renée's e-mail is: rchadwick@city.new-westminster.bc.ca
8x8 six per plot
25 plots
  
City of Victoria

City of Victoria Community Gardens Policy September 2005

Saanich Community Gardens Policy 2003

Agnes Street Community Garden
384-2956
Agnes St. off Glanford Rd.
69 plots
agnesstcg@shaw.ca

Burnside Gorge Community Garden
388-5251
Cecelia Ravine near Gorge Community Centre
11 plots

Capital City Allotment Association
641 Kent Road,
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1Z2
Marion Cook, Plot manager
email macook6@shaw.ca
621 Kent Rd. - Near the Pat Bay Hwy.
124 plots
More details.

Craigflower Community Garden
479-9280
Corner of Admirals Rd. and Old Isld Hwy
9 plots

Earth Bound Community Garden
Garden Street just North of Bay St.
384-7441
20 plots

Esquimalt Community Garden
250-414-7114
835 Collvile Rd.
16 plots
Email: esquimaltcommunitygardens@gmail.com

Fernwood Allotment Gardens
Fernwood Community Association
Chambers and North Park
384-7441
34 plots

Gordon Head Allotment Gardens Association
Gordon Head Road and Faltham
477-5764

James Bay Allotment Garden Association
Montreal St., Between Oswego and Niagra
54 plots
Rilla Ballantyne - Membership Coordinator
rillab@shaw.ca

Langford Community Garden
478-1122
Wiling Park
plots 15-20

Michigan Street Community Garden
Corner Michigan St. and Menzies St.
Plots 20
E. Ward 388-9180 (evenings, please)

Oak Bay Allotment Gardens
Monteith St.
598-3311
12 plots

Rayn or Shine Community Garden
Vic West, corner of Raynor St. & Craigflower Rd.
388-6120 ext.404
12 plots
vicwestgarden@yahoo.ca

Royal Bay Community Garden
391-2600 ext 4070
Royal Roads, near community education centre
8 plots

Sidney Community Garden
1805 Glamorgan Rd. N. Saanich (across from Sandon Racetrack)

Spring Ridge Commons
386-9678
Fernwood, Corner of Chambers and Gladstone

Campus Community Gardens
Univ. of Victoria, West of Saunders Complex
45 plots that are 8' x15'
Campus Community Garden
University of Victoria
Our email address is ccgarden@uvic.ca
We now have a list serve people can join: https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/campus-community-garden

Our Backyard Garden
820 View St.
Brian Bothwell 385-3352

Terrace, Northern BC

In Terrace, Northern BC, there are two gardens, approx. one acre in total. The larger garden has 20 plots, 1000sqft of communal plot and an orchard (located on Evergreen St.). The second and smaller garden has 10 plots and a small communal plot (located on Apsley St.). Both gardens are free to use, with all materials provided, and there is a $5 returnable key deposit.

Contact info is as follows; Terrace Anti Poverty Group Society, 4542 Park Ave, Terrace BC. Telephone 250 635 4631, Email antipoverty@telus.net.

  
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