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!

The following information is sourced from the City of London. Click to go to their site

Community Gardens – Blackfriars

NOTE – Registration for new gardeners typically opens in early January

To register:

  • Online: Book your plot through Play Your Way Online using your registered account and then select ‘Garden Plots’, and find your preferred location and plot. Make sure to select ‘May 1’ as the date to register in the left hand side column.
  • By email or over the phone: Send an email with your preferred location and plot to [email protected] and a customer service staff will be able to sign you up.​​​​​​ Alternatively, call 519-661-5575 and provide this information.
  • In person: In-person registration will be available at the City of London offices, second floor of 355 Wellington Street (Citi Plaza), Suite 248, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Community Gardens – Locations

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.

Map of London’s community gardens.

List of Community Garden Parks

To see a map of plot locations within each garden, click on the links in the chart below.

Ann Street (accessible) 65 Ann Street
Berkshire 418 Berkshire Drive
Blackfriars 2 St. Patrick Street
Carling Heights (Accessible) 656 Elizabeth Street
Dillabough South Branch Park (near baseball diamonds) (plot map currently not avail on City of London site)
Ed Blake (Accessible) 449 Barker Street
Glen Cairn (Accessible) 150 Helena Avenue
Kiwanis (Accessible) 312 Kiwanis Park Drive
Meadowlily 1610 Commissioners Road East
Meredith Maitland & Nelson Streets
Nicholas Wilson (Accessible) 16 Fitzroy Place
Proudfoot (Accessible) 695 Proudfoot Lane
Reservoir 59 Woods Egde Close
Riverforks 17 Becher Street
Thames Park (Accessible) 15 Ridout Street South
University Heights 290 Trott Drive

Costs for Community Gardens for the Season

Plots are rented on a geared-to-income basis.  The rental fee ranges from approximately $15 to $42 for a plot of approximately 200 to 400 square feet.  Plots may vary slightly in size depending on the location. Gardeners are responsible for opening their garden plots up in the spring and putting their plots “to bed” in the fall.  

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.

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.

If you have any general questions about community gardens, email [email protected]