Find A Community Garden

Learn more about getting involved with your local community garden!

Are you looking for a plot at a community garden?

If you are interested in finding a plot to rent at your local community garden, please follow these steps:

  • Head over to our Community Garden Map to identify gardens that are local to you (consider your frequent routes as local, too, in case there are community gardens in neighbourhoods you commonly visit).
  • Contact the garden directly to inquire about plot availability or requirements (some gardens require participants to live within specific limits).
  • If you do not hear back from the garden, please contact the CGN Coordinator at

Once you have reached out to a garden, you will be informed of plot availability, membership requirements, possible waitlist procedures, plot fee rentals, etc. 

A few important things to note:

  • The demand for community gardens currently outweighs the spaces available at many locations. Some gardens maintain a waiting list, so the sooner you can be in touch with them for a spot, the better.
  • Consider reaching out to multiple gardens to request information on their availability.
  • Not all gardens rent out their plots for personal use. Some gardens are intended solely for communal use, a donation garden, a learning garden, etc. These are still great opportunities to be involved in community gardening until you are able to secure a plot elsewhere.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for a community garden, please reach out to them directly to make arrangements.

  • Community gardens are often looking for help with maintenance, communications, co-ordination support, and more. 

  • If you would like to connect with us to find out which community gardens in your area may be looking for assistance, please email the CGN Coordinator at

Are you a member of a Community Garden that isn’t on this map? Is the contact information for a garden on the map out of date?  

If so, please fill out this form to ensure we have as up to date information as possible.


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