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

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.

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, 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 Gardens Map (pdf)

Plot Sizes and Pricing

Plot Approximate Size                     Cost per growing season ($)
       m2     ft2  
Large  120 1292 46.00
Medium  60 646 29.00
Small  30 323 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)

News & Notices

Open call for musicians, storytellers...

November 15, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical acts, performers and storytellers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019.

City Council hears from public on...

November 13, 2018

City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.