This list is never up-to-date. Gardens still in the development phase aren’t included, contact people at the gardens change frequently and some contacts don’t want their names listed.
The list will grow over time, and will include more information on each garden, will include gardens outside Vancouver and also e-mail addresses and garden web pages.
We’ve created a slideshow of aerial photos of community gardens in British Columbia; most of these are higher resolution images than can be found on Google Earth. See the Fraser Street Garden in Vancouver, or visit us in the Compost Demonstration Garden next to our neighbours, the Maple Street Community Garden. We’ve also included photos of some of the gardens at ground level for those who don’t like heights.
- Fly From Space to Community Gardens in BC Using Google Earth
City Farmer created ‘place-markers’ in Google Earth, which allow you to fly from the sky to different garden sites; that is virtually. You can visit individually chosen sites or you can push the ‘play’ button (an arrow under the Places window) to automatically fly to all the gardens. See Victoria’s Capital City gardens for instance and then fly back to UBC’s Acadia gardens. Simply click on our link to download a tiny ‘kmz’ file (unzip the .zip file first) and then open the file in your Google Earth program.
- City of Vancouver
- 1st and Fir Railway Garden
Contact: Justin – at garden site
- 6th Avenue between Prince Edward and Brunswick on the South side of the street
Call Terry 604-876-6259
- Cedar Cottage Gardens
Located at Hull Street (close to Stainsbury Ave.) and Victoria Drive (beneath Translink lines)
59 plots, annual members’ fee $5, all 9′ x 3′ plots are $15
Contact: email@example.com to enquire about a plot
Web Site: http:// cedarcottagegarden.wordpress.com/China Creek
top of Keith south of 8th Ave. at Broadway next to VCC King Edward Campus
604-734-4673China Creek South
Broadway & Clarke Dr.
- City Hall
“The City of Vancouver only issues a garden permit on vacant residential land to the neighbouring property owner. (ie. permits to people wanting to garden vacant land next to their house) Unopened lane or street is also issued on that basis, therefore not available to the City at large. $25 plus GST per year” Call Linda Kemp 604-873-7426.City Hall Childcare/SPEC
10th and Cambie
- Collingwood Community Gardens
23 garden plots in community garden by the Joyce Skytrain Station.
Contact person Maja Grip or Heidi Braun at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cottonwood Community Garden
Also at Prior and Hawks Avenue. Runs along the south perimeter of Strathcona Park. Go to Malkin Ave, between Chess & Raymur Avenues.
50 Plots – each $15/year
- Cypress Community Garden
65 plots. On Arbutus Corridor along 6th Avenue between Cypress and Burrard Streets. For membership information please check our website or send an email to email@example.com
Maureen Ryan 604-732-9175
- East Boulevard – Arbutus Victory Gardens
East Boulevard from 50th to 57th, also 65th to 68th Avenues which are on the west side of East Boulevard on City property next to the railway tracks. Gardeners must get permission from the property owners across the street from the garden plot and must agree to adhere to the guidelines set out in their garden permit.
For information call Beverly Chew, Greenways Branch of Engineering Services 604 873-7204
- EYA Garden
Also at the Cottonwood Garden location at SE corner.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Fraser Street Garden (Mount Pleasant)
8th Avenue and Fraser St.
Gavin Ross 879-3676
Rentals are $10 per year. 50 plots
- Grandview Community Garden
Between Maclean Dr. and Woodland Ave., between 4th and 5th on the school grounds of Grandview/Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School
24 plots 4’x4′
or Christine Boyle 604.713.5008 firstname.lastname@example.org
East Blvd. & 57th Ave
- Johnathan Rogers Community Garden
7th Ave. and Manitoba St. In north-east corner of Johnathan Rogers park.
- Kitsilano Community Garden
On a city owned lot on 6th Ave. between Maple and Arbutus. 55 plots.
Sign up on garden shed. Leave note.La Cosecha
Broadway & Clarke
- Maple Community Garden
On railway right-of way on 6th Ave. between Maple and Cypress
80 individuals maintain plots.
- Marpole Place Community Garden
70th and Hudson, communal plot in front of Firehall
- McSpadden Park
Victoria and McSpadden (at 4th)
604.720.7908 and 604.290.2756
- Mole Hill Community Garden
In the lane between Comox and Pendrell, Bute and Thurlow downtown. Half the plots are for residents of Mole Hill and half for residents of the West End.
Expanding to 70 plots by end 2002. Rentals are $10 per year.
- My Own Backyard (MOBY) Community Garden
East 11th, east of Commercial Drive under Skytrain. 45 plots.
contact Jason at: 604-736-6457
- Nelson Park
e-mail to email@example.comPacific and Seymour Community Garden
(ONNI Garden) 60 plots
Pacific & Seymour
Contact: Fraser Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pine St. Community Gardens
West 6th from Burrard – Pine Sts
Request to be put on the waiting list and all other inquiries, email:
Website: www.pinestreetgardens.org< br>
- Portland Hotel Society Community Garden
On Hasting St between Main and Columbia Streets
- Robson Garden
13th Avenue and St.George St.
40 plots, rentals are $20 per year.
- South China Creek Park (in development)
N-E of skateboard bowl
- Strathcona Community Allotment Garden
At Prior and Hawks Avenue
Plots are approximately 150 sq.ft. and cost $15. 200 plots.
604.253.3384 or 604-255-9972
- Stanley Park
Robson St. & Lost Lagoon
Bonnie Thiele 604-685-6850
- Tea Swamp Community Garden
15th and Sophia (1 block East of Main St.) on Park land
- UBC Community Garden
Acadia Park Lane /UBC
84 plots for student housing members
- Vancouver Community Gardens on Parks Land
This page includes both the Park Board’s Community Gardens Policy and the Community Gardens Contact List.
- Wall Street (Cambridge Park)
Cambridge and Wall St.
Jan Robinson (604) 258-4122, membership coordinator