The Gateway Garden (1801 W. Balmoral) and Bowmanville Garden (5412 N. Bowmanville) Vegetable Plots, are available to gardeners interested in growing vegetables and edible plants. A current important effort is underway to preserve and expand the Gateway Garden. Please read more and join that preservation effort.
Annually, interested gardeners should:
Step 1: Review the Vegetable Plot Rules and Guidelines Form and the Plot Application Form.
Step 2: Complete, sign, and submit both forms per the instructions on the application.
Step 3: DO NOT PAY FEES until you receive notification of a plot assignment.
Links to the application form and rules/guidelines form are below. Forms are updated annually.
* When all plots are assigned, applicants are placed on a Wait List for plots that might become available during the season. A completed application is required to get on the Wait List. *
The cost of renting a plot is $20 per season for 4′ X 6′ or 4′ X 8′ plots at the Bowmanville Garden or 5′ X 10′ plots at the Gateway Garden. Once assigned a plot, all gardeners are required to become members of the BCO ($20) and to fulfill 12 Volunteer Hours for community garden maintenance. At least six volunteer hours must be completed by July 1st.
Please, DO NOT pay fees until you receive notification of a plot assignment. You can find the payment link on the main dropdown menu or click here for BCO Payment page.
Read about the history and use of each of our veggie garden spaces here:
Gateway Garden (along Ravenswood Avenue at Balmoral) – west side of Metra tracks