Skip navigation

Community Gardens Permit Information

  • Community Garden

    Community Garden

Visit the Community Gardens homepage learn more about our Community Gardens program and locations.

Reserve a Community Garden Plot

New Application Information

For the upcoming 2023 season, Montgomery Parks will utilize the 2022 and 2023 Waitlists to assign Community Garden Plots to residents, and we anticipate plots will be assigned in February – March 2023.

In order to rent a plot, you must be a resident of Montgomery County, and plots will be limited to one-person-one-plot. Gardeners are able to renew garden permits in the Winter of each year.

Please reference the 2023 Community Garden Conditions of Use. Failure to follow the rules will result in the loss of the plot and forfeiture of rental fee.

Waitlist

Please submit a 2023 Community Garden Wait List Request. Names will be added to the wait list in the order that email requests are received. If a garden plot becomes available during the gardening season, we will contact the first person on that waiting list by email.  You will have 48 hours to let us know you are interested.  If there is no response, we will go to the next person on the list.  Plots become available for a number of reasons during the season. We are working from 2022 and 2023 lists. Any name submitted before then will need to contact us or submit a new form. If you have questions, email community gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a community garden plot?

For 2023, please complete the Waitlist Request Form to sign up for a community garden plot. Each garden has a waitlist.
We will add names to the list on a rolling basis. Applicants are contacted when a new plot becomes available.

How much is the annual plot fee?

The price of each garden plot is based on size. You will find the plot sizes on the application form.

The annual plot prices are as follows:

Gardening Table: $35
200 sq ft: $45
300 sq ft: $55
400 sq ft: $65
625 sq ft: $85

Is Water Provided?

All gardens have water available on site. Most gardens have water tanks called cisterns. The gardeners work together to fill the cisterns with water from the nearby WSSC fire hydrants. The gardeners use water meters that Parks rents from WSSC. The cost of water is included in the rental fee. Water is available from early April until October each year.

Is Fencing Provided?

All gardens are enclosed with deer fencing which ranges from 7 to 10 feet in height. Some gardens also have underground fencing to deter burrowing animals. Unfortunately, it is not possible to exclude all animal pests from the gardens.

How are the Gardens Secured?

All gardens are enclosed with deer fencing ranging from 7 to 10 feet in height. Some gardens also have underground fencing to deter burrowing animals. Unfortunately, excluding all animal pests from the gardens is impossible.

Are there Accessible Gardening Options?

Montgomery Parks encourages and welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in all programs. Due to various issues with terrain, access to water, and or compost, community gardens may have limited physical access. However, the gardens at Bradley and Parklawn Community Gardens have adaptive garden tables and other features for use. For more information, email Community Gardens.
 

Last Updated: December 9, 2022