Community Gardens Permit Information



Reserve a Plot

Conditions of Use



To find out more about our Community Gardens program and locations, visit the Community Gardens homepage.


The price of each garden plot is based on size. You will find the plot sizes on the application form. For 2019 the plot prices are as follows:

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

Reserve a Plot

Plot Renewal Information

Click here to fill out renewal applications. Follow the instructions on the form.

New Application Information

New applications for plots will be accepted beginning February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM for all available plots. No applications will be processed prior to that date.

In order to rent a plot, you must be a resident of Montgomery County and create a FREE ActiveMONTGOMERY Account. To provide gardening opportunities for more people, garden plot rentals will be limited to one-person-one-plot. Each new applicant may rent only one plot. For information on how to create an Active Montgomery, please click on the link below:

To apply, please submit a completed application form online, by mail, in-person, by fax or by e-mail.

The rules for having a plot in Montgomery Parks Community Gardens are found in the Conditions of Use document. These rules are part of the agreement you sign when you rent your plot. Please review them carefully because gardeners are required to know and follow these rules. Failure to follow the rules will result in the loss of the plot and the rental fee. Go to the this link to review the garden rules:  2019 Community Gardens Conditions of Use.

Application Document and Contact Info

  • Apply Online at ActiveMontgomery.org NOTE: the online option is ONLY for open enrollment and does not apply to historic plot renewal. See online booking instructions below.
  • In-Person: stop by our Park Permit Office at 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 Operating hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)
  • By Mail to the address above, all checks should be payable to ActiveMontgomery
  • By Fax to 301-495-2484
  • E-mail a scanned copy to ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org. Please include Community Gardens in the Subject Line.

All plot holders must agree to the 2019 Community Gardens Conditions of Use. Please note that gardeners must abide by these rules in order to be a Community Gardener in good standing.

Conditions of Use

All plot holders must agree to abide by the 2019 Conditions of Use. Failure to follow these rules will result in the loss of the plot and rental fee. Please print a copy for your records.


A waiting list for each garden is created when the garden is full for the season.  If you wish to be added to a waiting list for one or more gardens, please send an email to communitygardens@montgomeryparks.org.  Include Waiting List and the Garden Name in the Subject Line.  You may be added to more than one waiting list if you wish.  Include those garden names in the body of your message.  Names will be added to the waiting list in the order that email requests are received.  You will receive an email confirming your waiting list request within 5-7 business days.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case your confirmation is there before requesting another confirmation.

If a 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 in renting the plot.  If you don’t respond, we will go to the next person on the list.  Be sure to use an email address that you check regularly!  Plots become available if people choose to leave the garden for any reason or when the gardener does not comply with the Conditions of Use rules and the plot is taken away.

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Last Updated: January 17, 2019