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London Community Gardens


Registration for the 2019 gardening season opens on January 7, 2019.

 

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.

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
2018 London Community Gardens (Click on garden name for a plot map)
Ann Street Available
Berkshire Available
Blackfriars Available
Carling Heights Available
Dillabough Available
Ed Blake Available
Glen Cairn Available
Kiwanis Available
Meadowlily Available
Meredith Available
Nicholas Wilson Available
Proudfoot Available
Reservoir Available
Riverforks Available
Thames Park Available
University Heights Available

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.

Raised bed plots are available upon request.  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 garden, 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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