New Garden Plot Program Registration

The Garden Plot Program allows participants the opportunity to grow organic food and build a strong community while enjoying our outdoor spaces.

"New Gardener" Registration Day - in person only, one garden per applicant

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 
Where: Recreation Centre, located at 4501 47A Ave
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - or until sold out

Registration is based on availability of gardens on a first come first served basis, one garden plot per applicant. Availability of garden plots and sizes will vary from location to location and there is no guarantee of a garden at your chosen location.

Applications must be completed, signed and paid for to be registered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to thoroughly review the Application Agreement Terms and Expectations before applying for this program. Below are steps to help speed up the registration and payment process:

  • Step 1: Register for a Look 'n Book account prior to registration day. If you have an account, please make sure your contact info is up to date.
  • Step 2: Print and fill out a 2024 Gardener Application Form (pdf) and bring it with you. Application forms will also be available at the Recreation Centre on registration day, if needed. Applications cannot be submitted electronically for New Registration Day.
  • Step 3: Know where you want to garden. Garden plot site maps, with available garden plots, will be displayed at the registration tables. There is no guarantee that your garden plot of choice will be available when it is your turn to register. We recommend having multiple backup options.
  • Step 4: Payment - accepted forms of payment: cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

2024 Garden Schedule

April 20 New Gardener Registration Day at the Recreation Centre. Applicants are only allowed to register for one garden plot per location. Please do not line up before 9 a.m.
May 17 Plots Open (weather dependent) - if gardens open sooner, you will be notified by email.
July 4 'Weed It or Lose It' - notifications will be sent to applicants whose garden is not adequately maintained. Please notify us if you cannot maintain the garden. 
October 14 Last day to harvest produce and remove all fencing, stakes, water containers, tools, etc.
October 15 Plots are cleared and tilled by The City's Parks department - any items remaining will be discarded, no exceptions.