Garden Plot Program

The City prepares and manages garden plots that you can register to use for your personal gardening. 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

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.

Locations

  • Michener Gardens (3809 55 Street)
    Surrounded by natural area, this 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, 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.

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 Gardens Map (pdf)

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:

Cemetery Services
403-342-8303
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Garden Plot Program Application 2018 (pdf)

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2019 Operating Budget

January 16, 2019

City Council approved a $369.8 million operating budget today with a 2.15 per cent tax increase.

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January 11, 2019

Over the next few days, owners of 40,503 properties throughout Red Deer will receive their 2019 property assessment notices in the mail.