In keeping with Provincial regulations, all indoor City recreation and sport facilities will be closed as of January 5, 2022.
Registration for the 2022 gardening season is now open. Please find registration information below.
London is home to 17 community gardens. Over 450 gardeners are active within the gardens, which are located on municipal green space in neighbourhoods across the city.
Community gardens provide residents with many opportunities including access to healthy and low-cost food, healthy physical activity, skills enhancement, the development of meaningful relationships, and building cross-cultural partnerships.
To see a map of London’s community gardens, click here.
For the full community garden guidelines document, email us at email@example.com.
Community gardens registration for 2022 plots is now open.
How to Register
Is your preferred garden full? Visit the “Garden Plot Waitlist 2021” under the facilities tab on Play Your Way online to be added to the waiting list.
Plots are rented on a geared-to-income basis. The rental fee ranges from $15.61 to $41.62 for a plot of approximately 200 to 400 square feet for the year. Plots may vary slightly in size depending on the location. Gardeners are responsible for opening their garden plots up in the spring and putting their plot “to bed” in the fall. Gardeners are expected to follow all Community Gardens Rules while participating in the program. Please review the rules below before you request a garden plot.
Standing height raised beds are available upon request. Wheelchair accessible plots are listed by garden and are available through our registration. Please contact us for more information.
“Community Garden” is a site where municipally owned lands are used for the growing of produce, flowers and native plants for non-profit use through individual or shared plots.
“Garden Plot” is a plot in an existing Community Garden used for growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, native plants and/or ornamentals.
“Community Gardens Staff” refers to any City of London employee who works for the Community Gardens Program.
“Ambassador” refers to a volunteer gardener who acts as a representative within their garden to promote the program and create a welcoming space for all gardeners.
In addition to existing London parks by-laws and current public health guidelines, the Community Garden Rules are:
Every effort will be made by Community Gardens Staff and volunteer Ambassadors to orient gardeners to the garden. This may include an orientation video, forming relationships with the Ambassador(s) to identify needs (such as translation or other accommodations), and an electronic and/or mailed copy of orientation information sent to each gardener.
All gardeners are expected to conduct themselves in a friendly and kind manner, and without prejudice. City of London by-laws apply to the park and gardens property. Refer to Rzone in the case of problems with other gardeners or park users.
Gardeners may lose their license to participate in the Community Garden Program if they fail to comply with any of these Rules, or if a Gardener:
The City may, at its discretion, terminate immediately the Gardener’s right to participate in the Community Garden. If that occurs, the Gardener must leave the Community Garden by the end of Community Garden hours on the termination day and may not re-enter without the City’s permission.
All other infractions will result in a written notice (with photo if possible) sent to the Gardener. Community Gardens Staff will work with the Gardener, whenever possible, to assist them in resolving issues. Failure to comply after 7 days (one week) will result in the plot being reassigned and the Gardener’s gardening privileges cancelled without a refund.
The 2020 community garden season opened with appropriate measures in place to slow the spread of the COVID virus.
Gardeners are asked to do their part and abide by the following new COVID-specific rules to keep our gardens and our gardeners safe. These are in addition to the traditional rules for every gardening season.
Gardens are open to registered gardeners only and remain closed to the public.
Gardeners not able to follow these rules will be asked to leave and will risk losing the privilege to garden.
|Ann Street (accessible)||65 Ann Street||Full|
|Berkshire||418 Berkshire Drive||Plots available|
|Blackfriars||2 St. Patrick Street||Full|
|656 Elizabeth Street||One accessible plot available|
|Dillabough||South Branch Park (near baseball diamonds)||Plots available|
|Ed Blake (Accessible)||449 Barker Street||Plots available|
|Glen Cairn (Accessible)||150 Helena Avenue||Plots available|
|Kiwanis (Accessible)||312 Kiwanis Park Drive||Plots available|
|Meadowlily||1610 Commissioners Road East||Plots available|
|Meredith||At Maitland & Nelson Streets||Plots available|
|Nicholas Wilson (Accessible)||16 Fitzroy Place||Plots available|
|Proudfoot (Accessible)||695 Proudfoot Lane||Plots available|
|Reservoir||59 Woods Egde Close||Full|
|Riverforks||17 Becher Street||Plots available|
|Thames Park (Accessible)||15 Ridout Street South||One accessible plot available|
|University Heights||290 Trott Drive||Full|