Community Gardens

Strawberry plants growing at a community garden in Vancouver

Start Your Community Garden

Do you enjoy growing things but lack the space to do so? Community gardening allows you to experience the gratification of producing flowers and food for your own table. While in the garden you'll meet others with similar interests and share tips, tricks, seeds and recipes.

Vancouver Parks and Recreation's Community Garden Program has a plot to meet your needs. We have a variety of plot sizes and types, multiple garden locations and community partners to help you become a successful gardener.

Updates as of April 5, 2016

Existing gardeners may secure a second plot (up to 2 max per household) beginning Friday, April 8. Below is an approximate list of what is still available.

  • Marshall 20x20 = 20+, 10x10 = 10+, Round Containers = 5
  • Ellsworth 20x20 = 5+
  • Campus 20x20 = 25+
  • Fruit Valley 20x20 = 5+, 10x10 = 3
  • Haagen is FULL

Gardeners may begin planting at sites that have been lined and staked, but there are no guarantees on when water will be on.

2016 Garden Plot Rates
Schedule for the 2016 season
Registration Information

Local Gardening Resource Database

Do you need information on gardening techniques? Want to know how to start your own garden? Connect to the Vancouver Clark Community Grown partnership, where local resources are available to help answer your gardening questions.

This program was developed through joint efforts of Clark County, WSU Clark County Extension, Vancouver Parks and Recreation and other community garden advocates.

Vancouver Community Garden Plot Opportunities

+ Marshall Community Park Garden

1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

  • 75 plots - 20' x 20'
  • 20 plots - 10' x 10'
  • 3 raised beds - 4' x 12'
  • 4 round raised containers

This site has access to restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches and parking.

+ LeRoy Haagen Community Park Garden

NE 9th Street, west of NE 136th Avenue

  • 12 plots - 20' x 20'
  • 12 plots - 10' x 10'
  • 4 raised beds - 4' x 12'

This site has access to restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches and parking.

+ Campus Garden

Campus Drive & 65th Avenue

  • 75 plots - 20' x 20'

+ Ellsworth Road Garden

SE 10th Street & Ellsworth Road

  • 50 plots - 20' x 20'

This site has access to parking.

+ Fruit Valley Park Garden

31st Street & Fruit Valley Road

  • 24 plots - 20' x 20'
  • 8 plots - 10' x 10'

This site has access to benches and limited parking.

Garden Plot Rates

Please keep in mind plot measurements are approximate

Size City Resident Non-Resident Senior City Resident (65+) Senior Non-Resident (65+)
20x20 $42 $48 $32 $36
10x10 $21 $24 $16 $18
Raised Beds $15 $17 $10 $12

2016 Garden Schedule (subject to change)

This is a tentative gardening schedule. Wet weather and reductions in staff and resources have necessitated site prep/tilling and staking/stringing to be bumped to late April or early May.

  • Site prep/tilling: Early to mid-April
  • Staking/stringing: Approximately April 22
  • Start of plantings: April 23
  • Last day of season: November 5
  • Clean-up completed: 6

All dates are weather permitting.

Registration Information

2016 Registration Dates
Returning 2015 Gardeners: February 22 
New Gardeners: February 29 

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. daily
  • Initial registration is limited to one plot
  • Returning gardeners may register by phone IF they are reserving the same plot from the previous year. All other registrations must be done in-person at Marshall Community Center