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

2021 Important dates:

March 1 - 31   Returning gardeners renew plot from 2020
April 1 - 23 Returning gardeners can switch plot location
April 26 Registration opens to new gardeners 
May 15 Plots open for season
May 18 Request additional plots by email (if available)
July 5 'Weed It or Lose It' starts
October 11 Last day to harvest produce
October 12 Plots are cleared and tilled by Parks 

2021 Garden Plot Registration Form (pdf)

New gardeners

  • Fill out your personal information on the form
  • Choose your preferred garden site
  • Enter your preferred plot size in the Plot ID#
  • Email completed form to, before April 26
  • Call 403-342-8303 on April 26, 8 am to confirm registration, plot location and make payment arrangements. (Do not leave a message, continue to call until you get through.)
  • Appointments and walk-ins will NOT be accepted on April 26

Please do not include any credit card information in your email. Registration form MUST be completed, signed and received along with payment on the dates mentioned above. Thoroughly review the application agreement and expectations on the form. Forms will not be filled out on your behalf. 

Acceptable registration and payment methods are outlined below:

OptionMethodSend registration formMake paymentAcceptable payment type 
1 Email    Over phone
MasterCard or Visa 
2 Mail Cemetery Services
Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
Mail payment
with form
3 In person by appointment
Alto Reste Cemetery Office
101 26575 Hwy 11
Red Deer County, AB
In person with form
and payment
Cash, Cheque, Debit, Debit-Visa,
4 Drop box by
office door
Alto Reste Cemetery Office
101 26575 Hwy 11
Red Deer County, AB
Drop off form with
payment in drop box   

We are trying to limit in person interactions.


Plot Sizes and Fees

Size - approximately 2021 Fees    
Large - 120m2 (10x12m) $47.00
Medium - 60m2 (10x6m) $30.00
Small - 30m2 (5x6m) $18.00

Michener Gardens (3809 55 Street) - Sold out

  • Consists of 49 medium and 23 small plots.
  • 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) - Sold out

  • Consists of 23 large and 57 medium plots. 
  • This property is a former farmstead and has old country farming charm.
  • Located south of the Waste Transfer Site along Piper Creek.
  • Piper Creek Garden Plots Map (pdf)

Parkside Gardens (5320 67 Street) - Sold Out

Twin Spruce Gardens (SW corner of 30 Ave & 19 St) - Sold out

  • Consists of 34 medium and 24 small plots.
  • 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. 
  • Located on the south west corner of 30 Avenue and 19 Street.
  • Twin Spruce Garden Plot Map (pdf)

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 - office hours 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Phone: 403-342-8303