Garden Plot Program
2019 Important Dates
|March 4 - 29||2018 Registrants ONLY - renew the same plot.|
|April 1 - 26||2018 Registrants can switch to another location or garden plot within same site.|
|April 27||Remaining plots open to the general public. Register at the Recreation Centre 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in a plot after April 27, please call 403-342-8303 for availability.|
|May 17||Plots open for seasoning (weather dependent).|
|July 1||'Weed It or Lose It' starts.|
|October 14||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, located off of Nash Street (both north side and south side)
Immediately adjacent to Parkside South plots is a playground and on Parkside North is a 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
|Size||Cost Per Season|
|Large - 120m2 (10x12m)||46.00|
|Medium - 60m2 (10x6m)||29.00|
|Small - 30m2 (5x6m)||17.00|
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