Richmond's Rooftop Garden

Where nature paints and art blooms
Where plants gather and people grow
Where seeds of tradition harvest innovation

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‘’Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.’’

~Henry David Thoreau

Richmond’s Rooftop Garden, the urban cousin of Terra Nova, is located at the Richmond Library/Cultural Centre. Formerly a homage to concrete, the space is now a green oasis. The garden is available to host outdoor arts events and innovative programs ranging from growing food in small spaces to water conservation techniques and serves as a foundation for a Culinary Arts program.

As the city grows, this space will become more important for the community to have widespread knowledge of urban gardening and agriculture: both in terms of the aesthetic beauty of a city but also in terms of the practicality of providing locally grown food. In this sense, this garden aims to be a legacy for future generations.


Richmond Library/Cultural Centre, 2nd floor
7700 Minoru Gate

Hours of Operation

Closed for the season

Richmond Garden Club

Richmond Garden Club members are proud to volunteer the maintenance of the Rooftop Garden. This little oasis adds a microscopic view of urban gardening in the middle of the city of Richmond. Members bring their love of gardening and expertise to the garden April through October.

Email to join the Richmond Garden Club and be part of this wonderful opportunity.

Chess in the Garden

During the Rooftop Garden hours of operation, visitors can enjoy a game of chess with family and friends.

Culture Centre Chess Set 1