Garden Plot Program

The City prepares and manages garden plots that you can register for and have private gardening access to for a season. The general public is not permitted to harvest from the Garden Plots. If you didn't plant it, don't pick it.
picture of a garden plot

Important Dates 2017

Early March       Registration reminder letter mailed out to those who gardened in 2016
March 6 - 24 Those who gardened in 2016 can re-register
April 3 - 21 Previous registrants wanting to change to another available plot are able to switch
April 22 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 22, please call 403-342-8303 for availability. 
May 19 Plots open for gardening (weather dependent)
July 3 'Weed it or lose it' date
October 10 Plots close for the season

Locations

  • Michener Gardens (3809 55 Street)
    Surrounded by natural area, this is a quiet and picturesque site is a great gardening location. 

Michener Garden Plots Map (pdf)

  • 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.

Piper Creek Garden Plots Map (pdf)

  • 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.

Parkside Garden Plots North Map (pdf)
Parkside Garden Plots South Map (pdf)

  • 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. 

Twin Spruce Garden Plots Map (pdf)

Plot Sizes and Pricing

Plot Approximate Size (m2)  Cost per growing season ($)
Large  120 45.00
Medium  60 28.00
Small  30 16.00

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. Refer to our Gardening resource sheet (pdf)  

Gardening Opportunities brochure (pdf)
Garden Plot Program Application 2017 (pdf)

For more information on gardening opportunities please contact:

Cemetery Services
Phone: 403-342-8303
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday