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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

About the Community Garden Program

The Community Garden Program offers Montgomery County residents parkland for local food production. Our gardeners grow much more than vegetables and flowers – community gardens make positive environmental, economic, and aesthetic impacts on daily lives. Learn more about our 14 community garden locations below.

As part of the community, gardeners agree to:

  • Read and follow the Conditions of Use.
  • Join the communication listserv for their garden location.
  • Be active participants in the community.
  • Keep the communal areas weeded and chipped.
  • Contribute eight communal service hours annually.
  • Perform community garden maintenance tasks as directed by the Parks Volunteer Garden Liaisons in each garden.

Permit Fees

Gardeners pay a yearly fee to rent a community garden plot. Permit fees vary by plot size.

  • Garden Plots Under 200′ …. $35
  • 200′ Garden Plot ……………. $45
  • 300′ Garden Plot ……………. $55
  • 400’ Garden Plot ……………. $65
  • 625’ Garden Plot ……………. $85

For more information about renting a community garden plot, see the permit information page.