Garden Plot Program

The City's Garden Plot Program provides residents with an opportunity to get outside and grow healthy food, meet people and enjoy our community through the growing season. Participants will ensure the program remains successful and enjoyable for all by reporting misuse, picking up litter and being responsible for the surrounding environment.*** IF YOU DID NOT PLANT IT, DO NOT PICK IT*** The general public is not permitted to harvest from the garden plots.
picture of a garden plot

2022 Important dates:

Applications MUST be completed, signed and received along with payment on the dates mentioned below. Thoroughly review the application agreement and expectations on the form. Forms WILL NOT be filled out on your behalf and you will NOT be contacted for payment. Your application and payment must be received to be registered.  

March 1 - 31   Returning gardeners can RENEW their plot from 2021 - details on ways to register are listed below
April 1 - 22 Returning gardeners can SWITCH plot sites or sizes by calling the office ONLY - please have a map of the site available to view
April 23 NEW Gardener Registration at Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Ave) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or until sold out. Please do not line up before 9 a.m. Scroll down for more information on how to register
May 14 Plots open for season (weather dependent) - if gardens open sooner you will be notified by email
July 4 'Weed It or Lose It' starts - notifications will be sent if the gardens are not maintained. Please notify us if you cannot maintain your garden
October 10 Last day to harvest produce and remove all fencing, stakes, water containers, tools, etc.
October 11 Plots are cleared and tilled by Parks - any items removed will be discarded, no exceptions

2022 Garden Plot Registration Form (pdf) 

Returning Gardener Registration  -  March 1-31, 2022 

We can only register ONE garden plot per gardener at this time. Please enter only ONE garden location on your form. We will accept registration and payment for returning gardeners by any of the options listed below: 

OptionMethodSend registration formMake paymentAcceptable payment type 
1 Email cemeteryservices@reddeer.ca    Over phone
403-342-8303
MasterCard or Visa - NO Visa or MC Debit cards
2 Mail Cemetery Services
Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
Mail payment
with form
Cheque or Cash
3 In person by appointment
403-342-8303
Alto Reste Cemetery Office
101 26575 Hwy 11
Red Deer County, AB
In person with form
and payment
Cash, Cheque, Debit, Debit-Visa,
Debit-MasterCard
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   
Cheque or Cash

New Gardener Registration Day - April 23, 2022
Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Ave)

We are happy to offer in person registration once again, on a first come first served basis. Availability of garden locations and sizes will vary and you are only able to register for ONE garden plot, no exceptions. Below are steps to help speed up the registration and payment process:

  • Registration time will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - or until sold out.
  • Register for a Look n' Book account PRIOR to registration day, if you do not have one already. Create an account on Look 'n Book. If you have an account please make sure ALL your contact info is updated.
  • Print and fill out a 2022 Garden Plot Registration form with all personal information. Please bring it with you! 
  • Garden locations and plot assignments will be determined with staff when registering.
  • All forms of payment will be accepted: cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

Locations

Plot Sizes and Fees

Size - approximately 2022 Fees    
Large (A) - 120m2 (10x12m) $51.00/yr
Medium (B) - 60m2 (10x6m) $33.00/yr
Small (C) - 30m2 (5x6m) $20.00/yr

Michener Gardens (3809 55 Street)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • Consists of 34 medium and 24 small plots.
  • Nestled in south east Red Deer across from the County Fire Hall. 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
Email: cemeteryservices@reddeer.ca 
Phone403-342-8303