Montgomery Parks’ Community Gardens COVID-19 Information
Gardening is an important part of all our lives; it allows us to connect with nature and provide food for our families. During this time, we recognize how
essential our community gardens are for our gardeners. The gardens remain open. When using your garden plot, please use our guidelines and best practices to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy.
To find out more about our Community Gardens program and locations, visit the
Community Gardens homepage.
Reserve a Community Garden Plot
New Application Information
For the upcoming 2022 season, Montgomery Parks will utilize the 2020 and 2021 Waitlists to assign Community Garden Plots to residents and we anticipate plots will be assigned in March 2022.
In order to rent a plot, you must be a resident of Montgomery County and garden plot rentals will be limited to
Please reference the
2021 Community Garden Conditions of Use. Failure to follow the rules will result in the loss of the plot and forfeiture of rental fee.
Please submit a
2022 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 you don’t respond, 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 2020 and 2021 lists. Any name submitted before then will need to contact us or submit a new form. If you have questions, email email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a community garden plot?
For 2022, please complete the Waitlist Request Form to apply for a community garden plot.
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. For 2020 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
How do I sign up for the wait list?
Each garden has a wait list. Please complete the Community Garden Wait List Request Form. Names will be added on a rolling basis. Applicants will be contacted when a new plot becomes available.
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 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?
Most gardens have gates with combination locks, and only people with plots are given the combinations. When you rent a plot, you will receive a permit for your garden plot as well as the combination for the garden gate/s. There is one combination for all of the locks at each garden.
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org