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Record #: BTN5013
Last Full Update: 04 Oct 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 289-983-6527
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Primary Contact Michelle Bennett, Community Garden Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Jennifer Spense, Supervisor, Sport and Neighbourhood Development; Email:

Agency Information

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town ; Fees

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Offers five community gardens locations 
* includes raised accessible plots for individuals with limited mobility 
* seven plots are dedicated to providing fresh food to local food bank programs run by volunteers of the Burlington Food Bank 
* each community garden has full sun, water supply, soil, compost, wood chips for pathways, a storage shed, some large tools, compost bins and a picnic table 
Community garden locations: 
* Amherst Park, 2030 Amherst Heights Crt (washrooms not available, street parking) 
* Central Park, 2299 New St (park washrooms available, on bus route, parking lot)  
* Francis Road Trail, near Marley Rd (washrooms not available, on street parking, on bus route) 
* Ireland Park, 2315 Headon Forest Dr (park washrooms available, on bus route, parking lot) 
* Maple Park, 750 Maple Ave (park washrooms available, on bus route, parking lot) 
Permit holders are expected to: 
* provide their own plants, seeds and garden supports/ornaments 
* follow all garden rules and help to maintain the common areas of the garden and keep water barrels full 
Volunteer opportunities to help grow food for food bank donation are available through the Burlington Food Bank at Maple Park and Central Park  
* interested people should contact the Burlington Food Bank directly to speak with their volunteer coordinators 
Donations of tools in good condition, patio umbrellas with stands, vegetable seeds and seedlings are welcome  
* contact the Community Garden Coordinator 
Free tours for horticulture groups or school field trips can be arranged for any location  
* contact the Community Garden Coordinator 
Consultation and Burlington Neighbourhood Community Matching Funding is available to residents and community groups wishing to organize to start up a community garden on private, commercial or institutional land (assuming a suitable site, City zoning by-laws allow for community gardens on all but contaminated unsafe industrial land)
Hours May-Oct: dawn to dusk
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Burlington residents only
Application Online plot lottery application form must be submitted between May 1 and November 30 for the following season 
* applicants may select which garden location and plot style they prefer 
* all applicants will be notified if they have been assigned a plot or not by early December 
* only one plot may be assigned per household 
* plots are assigned by lottery for one year due to demand
Languages English
Fees Program - seasonal fee, includes personal liability insurance ; Fee assistance available.

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
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Burlington, ON
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Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

Service Categories Community Gardens

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