Community Gardens in
Greater Vancouver and VictoriaCopyright (C) City Farmer
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
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: email@example.com to enquire about a plot
Web Site: http:// cedarcottagegarden.wordpress.com/
top of Keith south of 8th Ave. at Broadway next to VCC King Edward Campus
China Creek South
Broadway & Clarke Dr.
- 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
10th and Cambie
- Collingwood Community Gardens
23 garden plots in community garden by the Joyce Skytrain Station.
Contact person Maja Grip or Heidi Braun at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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 email@example.com
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
- EYA Garden
Also at the Cottonwood Garden location at SE corner.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Fraser Street Garden (Mount Pleasant)
8th Avenue and Fraser St.
Gavin Ross 879-3676
Rentals are $10 per year. 50 plots
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
East Blvd. & 57th Ave
- Johnathan Rogers Community Garden
7th Ave. and Manitoba St. In north-east corner of Johnathan Rogers park.
- Kitsilano Community Garden
On a city owned lot on 6th Ave. between Maple and Arbutus. 55 plots.
Sign up on garden shed. Leave note.
Broadway & Clarke
- Maple Community Garden
On railway right-of way on 6th Ave. between Maple and Cypress
Contact: rosemary musgrave
80 individuals maintain plots.
- Marpole Place Community Garden
70th and Hudson, communal plot in front of Firehall
- McSpadden Park
Victoria and McSpadden (at 4th)
604.720.7908 and 604.290.2756
- 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.
- My Own Backyard (MOBY) Community Garden
East 11th, east of Commercial Drive under Skytrain. 45 plots.
contact Jason at: 604-736-6457
- Nelson Park
e-mail to email@example.com
Pacific and Seymour Community Garden
(ONNI Garden) 60 plots
Pacific & Seymour
Contact: Fraser Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pine St. Community Gardens
West 6th from Burrard - Pine Sts
Request to be put on the waiting list and all other inquiries, email:
Website: www.pinestreetgardens.org< br>
- Portland Hotel Society Community Garden
On Hasting St between Main and Columbia Streets
- Robson Garden
13th Avenue and St.George St.
40 plots, rentals are $20 per year.
- South China Creek Park (in development)
N-E of skateboard bowl
- 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
Robson St. & Lost Lagoon
Bonnie Thiele 604-685-6850
- Tea Swamp Community Garden
15th and Sophia (1 block East of Main St.) on Park land
- UBC Community Garden
Acadia Park Lane /UBC
84 plots for student housing members
- 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
- Woodland Community Garden
Located in Woodland Park, on Adanac at Woodland Ave.
Email address is email@example.com
- 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
- 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
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
- Northeast Burnaby Organic Community Garden (NEBCA),
7528 Meadow Avenue (off Byrne Rd.) just north of Marine Dr.
374 plots (20 by 50ft each)
phone 604-842-8571 leave a message
mail: Box 209 - 4974 Kingsway Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4M9
We prefer e-mail communication. At present we are only taking Burnaby residents on our lengthy wait 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
Nienke E van Houten (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Larissa Rudyak (email email@example.com)
Anna Burke (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- New Life Community Garden
We currently have 8 plots, approx. 4x16 ft.
Location is at New Life Community Church, 8765 Government Street, Burnaby
For more information, please contact the garden coordinator, Jeremy Braacx at 604 349 5361 or jbraacx [at] gmail [dot] com
- SFU Allotment Garden
Next to tennis courts near track
Merle Brown Residence and Housing
Erica Auton 604.291.4170
- Abbotsford community gardens can be found here under the heading "Local Gardens".
Mill Lake Community Garden
Abbotsford Community Garden Society
Bradner Community Garden
Highland Community Garden
King Road Community Garden
Clayburn Village Garden
- 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
- 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.
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)
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
Contact: Diane Brinton phone 604-460-8804
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
- Burquitlam Community Organic Garden
Garden is located on the corner of Ebert Ave. and Whiting Way
564 Ebert Ave.
Coquitlam V3J 2L2
- 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 email@example.com
- 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)
- North Surrey Organic Community Garden
102A Ave and 141st in Cedar Grove Pa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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: email@example.com
8x8 six per plot
- City of Victoria
City of Victoria Community Gardens Policy September 2005
Saanich Community Gardens Policy 2003
- Agnes Street Community Garden
Agnes St. off Glanford Rd.
- Burnside Gorge Community Garden
Cecelia Ravine near Gorge Community Centre
- Capital City Allotment Association
641 Kent Road,
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1Z2
Marion Cook, Plot manager
621 Kent Rd. - Near the Pat Bay Hwy.
- Craigflower Community Garden
Corner of Admirals Rd. and Old Isld Hwy
- Earth Bound Community Garden
Garden Street just North of Bay St.
- Esquimalt Community Garden
835 Collvile Rd.
- Fernwood Allotment Gardens
Fernwood Community Association
Chambers and North Park
- Gordon Head Allotment Gardens Association
Gordon Head Road and Faltham
- James Bay Allotment Garden Association
Montreal St., Between Oswego and Niagra
Rilla Ballantyne - Membership Coordinator
- Langford Community Garden
- Michigan Street Community Garden
Corner Michigan St. and Menzies St.
E. Ward 388-9180 (evenings, please)
- Oak Bay Allotment Gardens
Rayn or Shine Community Garden
Vic West, corner of Raynor St. & Craigflower Rd.
- Royal Bay Community Garden
391-2600 ext 4070
Royal Roads, near community education centre
- Sidney Community Garden
1805 Glamorgan Rd. N. Saanich (across from Sandon Racetrack)
- Spring Ridge Commons
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.Go back to Community Gardens.
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