Join a Community Garden

There are many community gardens in Victoria. Use the contacts below to inquire about joining an existing garden, or learn about starting your own here. To see where these gardens are located, consult the Community Gardens Feature Map on Vic Map.

Allotment Gardens in Victoria

Burnside Allotment Garden
Burnside Gorge Community Association
Contact:  Rachel O'Neill
Email: rachel@burnsidegorge.ca 
Phone: 250.388.5251
Location: Cecelia Ravine Park (Napier Lane and Burnside Road East)

Earthbound Community Garden
Fernwood Community Association
Phone: 250.384.7441
Email: office@thefca.ca 
Location: Garden Street, north of Bay Street

Fernwood Allotment Garden
Fernwood Community Association
Phone: 250.384.7441
Email: office@thefca.ca
Location: Chambers and North Park

Montreal Street Community Garden
James Bay Garden Association
Email: MontrealStreetCommunityGarden@gmail.com
Location: Montreal Street, between Simcoe and Niagara

Neighbourhood Garden of All Sorts
Contact: Anna Jacquet 
Email: annajacquet@gmail.com
Location: Macdonald Park, Niagara Street frontage

Rayn or Shine Community Garden
Victoria West Food Security Collective
Email: vicwestgarden@yahoo.ca
Location: Corner of Craigflower and Raynor 

Yates Street Community Garden
Downtown Residents Association
Email: yatescommunitygarden@gmail.com
Location: 1012 Yates St.

Commons Gardens in Victoria

Banfield Commons and Vic West Community Tea Garden
Contact: Victoria West Food Security Collective
Email: vicwestgarden@yahoo.ca  
Location: Banfield Park

Fairfield Community Garden
Contact: Vanya McDonell and Emily Hull 
Phone: 250.382.4604
Email: fairfieldcommunitygardens@gmail.com    
Location: Robert Porter Park

Franklin Green Commons Garden
Contact: Sarah Murray
Email: coordinator@npna.ca 
Location: Franklin Green

James Bay New Horizons Pollinator Gardens
Contact: Sue Ann Gentry
Phone: 250.595.4806
Email: jamesbaybeegardens@gmail.com   
Location: 234 Menzies St and Irving Park

The Peoples Apothecary
Contact: Quadra Village Gardens Coordinator
Email: quadravillage.gardens@gmail.com
Location: Vancouver Island School of Art, 2549 Quadra Street

Spring Ridge Commons
Location: 1240 Gladstone Rd

Wark Street Commons 
Contact: Jenny Lotz, Quadra Village Gardens Coordinator
Email: quadravillage.gardens@gmail.com
Location: Wark Street Park, between Bay and Kings in Quadra Village
 
Spirit Garden

North Jubilee Neighborhood Association
Email: njnacommunity@gmail.com
Location: 1769 Newton St and 1782 Kings Rd

Rockland Woodland Garden
Rockland Neighborhood Association
Email: woodlandgarden@rockland.bc.ca
Location: Corner of Joan Crescent and Craigdarroch

Community Orchards in Victoria

Banfield Park Orchard
Victoria West Food Security Collective
Email: vicwestgarden@yahoo.ca
Location: Banfield Park

Fernwood Community Orchard
Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group
Email: info@fernwoodnrg.ca
Location: William Stevenson Memorial Park

Other Gardens in Victoria

Kitchen Garden Project
The City partnered with the Fernwood Community Center to transform 1,800 square feet of decorative garden beds into edible food gardens that are now managed by the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group. The gardens are used to educate, inspire and supplement some of the 700 snacks and meals the center provides every week to program participants.

Fishermen’s Wharf Park Edible Herb Garden
This is a community herb garden located in Fishermen’s Wharf Park at the corner of Erie and St. Lawrence Street.

Garden in the Park
An alpine garden in Beacon Hill Park managed by the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society.

Native Harvest Garden
A demonstration native harvest garden located in Beacon Hill Park, at the end of Nursery Road.

Compost Education Centre
The Teaching Garden at the Compost Education Centre provides composting and ecological gardening education to residents of the CRD and Greater Victoria through tours, workshops, free resources and more. For more information contact: office@compost.bc.ca or check out https://compost.bc.ca/



Learn more about the other ways you can garden and grow food, including Boulevard Gardening, Food Tree Stewardship, and Commercial Food Production.