Garden Plot Program
Important Dates 2018
|Early March||Registration reminder letter mailed out to those who gardened in 2017.|
|March 1 - 23||Those who gardened in 2017 can re-register.|
|April 3 - 20||Previous registrants wanting to change to another available plot are able to switch.|
|April 21||Remaining plots open to the general public. Register at the Recreation Centre this day only from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Historically, plots have sold out on this day. If you are interested in a plot after April 21, please call 403-342-8303 for availability.|
|May 18||Plots open for gardening (weather dependent).|
|July 2||'Weed it or lose it' date.|
|October 9||Plots close for the season.|
- Michener Gardens (3809 55 Street)
Surrounded by natural area, this quiet and picturesque site is a great gardening location.
- Piper Creek Gardens (1709 40 Avenue) - South of Waste Transfer Site along Piper Creek
This property is a former farmstead and has old country farming charm.
- Parkside Gardens (5320 67 Street) - North of Save on Foods, north and south of Nash Street
Immediately adjacent to the plots is a playground and community food forest for you to use and enjoy.
- Twin Spruce Gardens - SW Corner of 30 Avenue and 19 Street
Nestled in south east Red Deer across from the County Fire Hall is the newest garden plots location, Twin Spruce Gardens. This name celebrates a rich history of gardening, orchards and agriculture in the area.
Plot Sizes and Pricing
|Plot||Approximate Size||Cost per growing season ($)|
We accept all methods of payment including cash, cheque, debit, Mastercard and Visa credit cards.
City of Red Deer garden plots are pesticide-free (Parks & Public Facilities Bylaw 3255/2000). Conventional pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides) are prohibited. Certain ecologically sensitive pest control products may be considered at the discretion of The City of Red Deer Parks section. Please refer to our Garden Resource Sheet (pdf) .
As an added measure of environmental protection you are encouraged to only use organic fertilizers and soil amendments as opposed to synthetic or chemical ones. Organic materials such as manure, compost and bone meal help to build up the soil and promote a healthy soil ecosystem. Though synthetic or chemical fertilizers provide plants with quick food, they do nothing to sustain the soil. Furthermore chemical runoff and ground seepage from gardens into adjacent natural areas and water bodies can negatively affect the health of those fragile ecosystems.
For more information on gardening opportunities please contact:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday