What is a Community Garden?
Richmond's community gardens provide gardeners a place to enjoy organic gardening, learn gardening techniques from others and to socialize with other gardeners.
The gardens rely on the stewardship of each plot holder to help maintain the entire site with each plot holder required to attend a minimum two of three "clean-up" events scheduled each year.
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Currently, there are six community gardens in the city:
- Terra Nova Rural Park on Westminster Hwy, west of No.1 Road (This site has been replaced with the River Road and No. 2 Road Community Garden)
- South foot of Gilbert Road, adjacent to the City of Richmond Tree Nursery
- North side of King George Park along Cambie Road
- Garrett Wellness Centre, 7540 Chelsea Place
- Intersection of Railway and Moncton
- Paulik Neighbourhood Park ,7620 Heather Street
The Terra Nova Rural Park community garden is home to the:
- Waterwise Demonstration Garden (located at the east entrance) which demonstrates a variety of water-wise plants that require little water throughout the year as well as water conservation techniques
- Compost Demonstration that demonstrates different composting bins and systems.
Please respect the instructions of the Public Works employees who may be using heavy equipment in the area.
How to become a community gardener
Currently, garden plots at Terra Nova Rural Park, Gilbert Road, Garratt Wellness Centre and King George Park are reserved for the coming year.
Plots do become available on a yearly basis so sign up to be added to the wait list by calling the Richmond Food Security Society at 604-244-7377 or visit the Richmond Food Security Society website.