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Contact Information
Office Phone 289-983-6527
E-Mail communitygardens@burlington.ca
Website www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Community-Gardens.asp
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Burlington-Parks-Rec/298861880239790
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LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cityburlington/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/groweatlocal
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CityofBurlington
Primary Contact Michelle Bennett, Community Garden Coordinator; Email: michelle.bennett@burlington.ca
Alternate Contact Jennifer Spense, Supervisor, Sport and Neighbourhood Development; Email: jennifer.spence@burlington.ca
Agency Information
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers five community gardens locations with 218 plots altogether 
* includes 13 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: 31 ground plots and 2 raised accessible plots 
* Central Park, 2299 New St: 53 ground plots and 2 raised accessible plots 
* Francis Road Trail, near Marley Rd: 34 ground plots and 2 raised accessible plots 
* Ireland Park, 2315 Headon Forest Dr: 39 ground plots and 3 raised accessible plots 
* Maple Park, 750 Maple Ave: 48 ground plots, 7 Burlington Food Bank plots and 4 raised accessible plots 
 
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 
Donations of tools in good condition, patio umbrellas with stands, vegetable seeds and seedlings are welcome  
* contact the Community Garden Coordinator 
 
Tours 
Subject to Provincal and Halton Region Health COVID-19 guidelines free tours for horticulture groups, school field trips, or youth summer camps can be arranged for any location  
* contact the Community Garden Coordinator
Hours Garden, May-Oct: dawn to dusk
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Burlington resident
Application Online application form must be submitted prior to 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 
 
Note:  
* 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 for a garden plot ; Fee assistance available.
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
 
View Google Map
Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 5013 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; City Hall is accessible to people who use personal mobility devices * assistive listening devices are available to use in Council Chambers * City of Burlington documents can be made available in alternative formats upon request * communication supports are available upon request * contact city@burlington.ca to request other accessibility related accommodation
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Community Gardens

Agency Overview

Locations for this Service


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