Community Garden plots offer space for you to grow affordable healthy and tasty food! If all you’re missing is some garden space, check out what’s available from the City of London. One tip – avid gardeners register early to get their favourite plots. Don’t leave it too late to get yours!
London Community Gardens
Registration for new gardeners opened on January 6, 2020
Online – visit our recreation registration portal, click on “register for programs” and then click the Community Gardens tab on the left-hand side. You can then choose a plot within your chosen garden location. To see a map of plot locations within each garden please click on the links in the chart below.
By phone – call (519) 661-5575 to speak with the customer service staff.
In-person – please visit one of our recreation locations listed below:
Locations with Monday to Friday Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 1045 Wonderland Rd. N.
- Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth St.
- Citi Plaza, 355 Wellington St. Suite 248, 2nd Floor
- Kiwanis Senior Community Centre, 78 Riverside Dr.
- North London Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside St.
- South London Community Pool, 585 Bradley Ave.
Locations with Extended Hours
Bostwick Community Centre, Library & YMCA, 501 Southdale Rd. W., 2nd fl. – Monday Closed, Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NOTE – Wheelchair accessible, barrier-free plots are listed under each garden where available. If you would like a raised planter bed within a registered non-accessible plot, please contact us directly by email or phone at (519) 661-5336.
Community Gardens – Locations
|Community Garden||Available Plots or Full|
|Ann Street accessible garden||2 accessible plots available|
|Carling Heights accessible garden||1 plot and 2 accessible plots available|
|Ed Blake accessible garden||2 accessible plots available|
|Glen Cairn accessible garden||3 plots available|
|Kiwanis accessible garden||Plots available|
|Meredith||5 plots available|
|Nicholas Wilson accessible garden||Plots available|
|Proudfoot accessible garden||Plots available|
|Thames Park accessible garden||Plots available|
London is home to 17 community gardens located on municipally-owned land. Over 450 gardeners are active within the gardens, which are located on green space in neighbourhoods across the city.
Community gardens are a great asset to our city! They provide residents with many opportunities including access to healthy and low-cost food, healthy physical activity, skills enhancement, the development of meaningful relationships, and building of cross-cultural partnerships.
To see a map of London’s community gardens, click here.
To access a full list of London’s community gardens, including location and details, click here.
Costs for the 2020 Gardening Season
Plots are rented on a geared-to-income basis. The rental fee ranges from $15 to $40 for a plot of approximately 200-400 square feet for the season (May 1st – November 30th). Plots may vary slightly in size. Gardeners are responsible for opening their garden plots up in the spring and putting their plot “to bed” in the fall. The City of London Community Gardens Guidelinesoutlines the gardener’s responsibilities. Please read before you request a garden plot.
Standing height raised beds are available upon request. Wheelchair accessible plots are listed by garden and are available through our registration. Please contact us for more information.
The fee structure is based on a total combined household annual income of:
|Household Annual Income||Plot Rental Fee||*Rototilling Fee|
|Up to $15,000||$15||$15|
|$15,001 – $20,000||$25||$25|
|$20,001 – $25,000||$35||$35|
* We cannot guarantee rototilling will be complete by garden opening, May 1st. Rototilling is weather dependant.
If you have any general questions about community gardens, email firstname.lastname@example.org