Get Growing, Victoria! Seedlings Available Starting May 20

The award-winning Get Growing, Victoria! program returns to every Victoria neighbourhood this spring. The program shares free garden resources, including vegetable and herb seedlings, garden materials like compost and mulch, and gardening education with people who face barriers to growing their own food. Seedlings are grown in the City’s nursery and distributed in partnership with community organizations.

Seedling varieties are selected for easy growing for the novice gardener and suitable for a variety of locations, such as garden beds or container gardening. Spring distribution provides vegetable and herb seedlings and includes tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, swiss chard, kale, lettuce, basil, chives, nasturtiums, calendula, shiso and miner's lettuce. 

Spring 2022 Neighbourhood Distribution Days

Please bring your own trays to transport your seedlings.

Date Time Location Details
Fri, May 20

noon-

2 p.m.

Victoria West 

Vic West Community Centre,

521 Craigflower Rd.
Seedlings only
Sat, May 21

noon-

2 p.m.

Downtown 

Yates Street Community Garden, 1014 Yates St.

Seedlings only 
Street parking only
Sat, May 21

noon-

1 p.m.

Burnside Gorge 

Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Rd. 

Seedlings only
Parking available in the community centre parking lot
Thu, May 26

5:30-

7 p.m.

Fernwood 

Fernwood Community Centre,

1240 Gladstone Ave.
Seedlings only
School parking lot on Gladstone Ave.
Fri, May 27 10 a.m.-noon

North Park

Franklin Green,

1019-1045 Mason St.
Seedlings and compost available 
Street parking only 
Sat, May 28

noon-

2 p.m.

Oaklands 

Oaklands Community Centre,

1-2827 Belmont Ave.
Seedlings, compost and wood chips available
Street parking only
Sat, May 28

10 a.m.-

1 p.m.

James Bay

Irving Park

250 Menzies St.
Seedlings only
Street parking only 
Thu, Jun 2 9-11 a.m.

Rockland

Government House Iris Garden, 1401 Rockland Ave.

Seedlings only
Parking available on site 
Fri, Jun 3

11 a.m.-

2 p.m.

Hillside Quadra 

Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd.

Seedlings only 
Street parking only
Sat, Jun 4

noon-

2 p.m.

Jubilee 

Bank Street School, 

1623 Bank St.

Seedlings only 
Street parking only
Sun, Jun 5

noon-

2 p.m.

Fairfield Gonzales
Robert Porter Park,
1350 Fairfield Rd.
Seedlings only
Street and school parking lot 

Summer distribution dates for fall/winter crops will occur from July 25 to August 14.

For more information about the program, visit victoria.ca/getgrowing.