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London Community Gardens


REGISTER NOW - Vegetable Gardening 101 - for Community Gardeners

The time is here to register for our spring workshop for new gardeners. We have two dates and times this coming April:

Wednesday April 3, 2019 from 6:30-9:00pm

Sunday April 7, 2019 from 1:00-3:30pm

The cost is $5.00 and the program will be run by a Master Gardener who is also a former community gardener. Click to register here or call 519-661-5575.

Registration for 2019 is now OPEN!!

Visit the Spectrum registration page, click on "register for programs" and then the Community Gardens tab on the left, where all of the garden locations are listed. Choose an available plot and then add it to your basket. To view plot locations within the gardens please see the chart below.

If you prefer to register by phone, call (519) 661-5575 to speak with customer service staff.

Wheelchair accessible, barrier free plots are listed under each garden where available. If you would like a raised planter bed within a registered non-accessible plot, please contact us directly by email or phone at (519) 661-5336.

London is home to 17 community gardens located on municipally owned land. Over 450 gardeners are active within the gardens, which are located on green space in neighbourhoods across the city.

Community gardens are a great asset to our city! They 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.

To access a full list of London’s community gardens, including location and details, click here.

Community Garden Available Plots or Full
2019 London Community Gardens Availability (Click on garden name for a plot map)
Ann Street 1 Plot Available + 2 Accessible Plots
Berkshire 3 Plots Available
Blackfriars Full
Carling Heights 1 Accessible Plot Available
Dillabough 7 Plots Available
Ed Blake 2 Accessible Plots Available
Glen Cairn Plots Available
Kiwanis Plots Available
Meadowlily Plots Available
Meredith 7 Plots Available
Nicholas Wilson 5 Plots Available + 1 Accessible Plot
Proudfoot Full
Reservoir Full
Riverforks Plots Available
Thames Park Full
University Heights Full

2019 Gardening Season

Plots are rented on a geared-to-income basis.  The rental fee ranges from $15 to $40 for a plot of approximately 200-400 square feet for the season (May 1st - November 30th).  Plots may vary slightly in size.  Gardeners are responsible for opening their garden plots up in the spring and putting their plot “to bed” in the fall.  The City of London Community Gardens Guidelines outlines the gardener’s responsibilities. Please read 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.

The fee structure is based on a total combined household annual income of:

Household Annual Income Plot Rental Fee *Rototilling Fee
Up to $15,000 $15 $15
$15,001 - $20,000 $25 $25
$20,001 - $25,000 $35 $35
Over $25,000 $40 $40

* We cannot guarantee rototilling will be complete by garden opening, May 1st. Rototilling is weather dependant.

If you have any general questions about community gardens, email communitygardens@london.ca
 

LONDON COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM STRATEGIC PLAN

On September 1, 2015, City Council endorsed the London Community Gardens Program Strategic Plan (2015 – 2019) and the Year One Implementation Plan. The Strategic Plan is attached as a PDF document on this page. (Note:  please email to have a hard copy of the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan mailed).

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