Bowmanville Gardening

“Come when you can, leave when you must.”

Participate in the BCO’s Community Garden Programs

The Bowmanville Community Organization offers different ways to get involved in their very active community garden programs. There are a multitude of community gardening meetings and garden work days. Beyond that, the BCO rents plots to interested gardeners on an annual basis.

Scroll down to learn more about how you can get involved.

Questions? Contact the BCO Gardening Committee via the form at the bottom of this page.

BCO Gardening Meetings & Garden Work Days

Please note that dates, times, and locations are subject to change. The best way to stay informed is to be included on the gardening notification email list.

Please check our Events Calendar, where gardening related events and work dates will be posted.

BCO Gardening Plots

The Gateway Garden (5386 N Ravenswood Ave) and Bowmanville Garden (5410 N Bowmanville Ave) lots are available to gardeners interested in growing vegetables and edible plants.

Annually, gardeners interested in applying for a plot should:

Step 1: DO NOT PAY FEES until you receive notification of a plot assignment.

Step 2: Review the Vegetable Plot Rules, Guidelines, and Application Form

Step 3: Complete, sign, and submit via the online form below, per the instructions on the application.

Step 4: DO NOT PAY FEES until you receive notification of a plot assignment and an invoice.

The 2020 application cycle begins February 1, 2020 and applications are due March 1, 2020. The application form, guidelines and rules are updated annually.

Gardeners will be notified as to whether they have been assigned a plot by Saturday, March 14, 2020.

As of 2020, the cost of renting a plot is $30 per season for a 4′ X 6′ or 4′ X 8′ plot. Once assigned a plot, all gardeners are required to become members of the BCO ($20) and to fulfill 10 volunteer hours for community garden maintenance or volunteer at BCO community events.

All gardeners must attend the 2020 Season Orientation and Social on April 2, 7:00 PM at the Tempel Steel Training Room.

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.

You can find the payment link on the main dropdown menu or click here for BCO Online Payment page. For payment (after selection process), you will enter 30 into the “Other Payment” field, 2020 Gardening Plot to the “Comment” field and your invoice number in the “Invoice Number” field.

Please complete the Online application/rules/guidelines form below.

Downloadable PDF versions of the full application as well as of the rules and guidelines only are availabe at these links: 

2020 BCO Garden Application, Rules and Guidelines (3 pages, pdf)

2020 BCO Garden Rules and Guidelines (2 pages, pdf)

For online applicants, your typed signature into the form will serve as your acknowledgement. A physical copy of the Rules & Guidelines must be completed with your actual signature must be completed prior to gardening.

Thank you for your interest in Bowmanville Gardening!


Contact the Gardening Committee

Bowmanville’s Gardens

Read about the history and use of each of our vegetable garden spaces here.

Gateway Garden

Bowmanville Community Garden

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