Renting a Plot
Community Gardens homepage to learn more about our Community Garden Program and our 14 garden locations. Requirements
In order to rent a plot, you must be a resident of Montgomery County. Plots will be limited to one plot per person . Gardeners are able to renew garden permits in the winter of each year.
Gardeners agree to follow the
2023 Community Garden Conditions of Use. Failure to follow the rules will result in loss of the plot and forfeiture of the rental fee. Waitlist
The 2023 Waitlist is closed; the 2024 Waitlist will be released Winter 2023/2024.
For the 2023 season, Montgomery Parks is utilizing the 2022 and 2023 waitlists to assign community garden plots to residents. If you made a submission before then, you will need to contact us or submit a new form.
Names are added to the waitlist in the order that submissions are received. If a garden plot becomes available during the gardening season, we will contact the first person on that waitlist by email. You will have 48 hours to respond and confirm your interest. If there is no response, we will contact the next person on the list. If you have questions,
email community gardens.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for a community garden plot?
All plots have been assigned for 2023 and the Waitlist is closed. The 2024 Waitlist will be released Winter 2023/2024.
How much is the annual plot fee?
The price of each garden plot is based on size. Available plot sizes vary by garden.
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. Gardeners work together to fill the cisterns with water from 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.
Are the gardens secured?
All gardens are enclosed with deer fencing ranging from 7 to 10 feet in height. Fences are secured with combination locks.
Are there accessible gardening options?
Montgomery Parks encourages and welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in all programs. Due to various issues with terrain, some community gardens may have limited physical access. However, several gardens (Black Hill, Bradley Park, Edgewood, Nolte, and Parklawn) have accessible gardening tables and more accessible terrains. For more information,
email Community Gardens.