Gardens help grow healthy communities. The City has partnered with the Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society to provide community gardens within Kelowna. The gardens are located:
Cawston Avenue (Downtown)
St Paul Street (Downtown)
Sutton Crescent (Glenmore)
Hartman Road (Rutland)
Barlee Road (Kelowna Central)
Lindahl Street (Kelowna Central)
Gibbs Road (Rutland)
Community gardening is an activity for all ages and abilities. The City of Kelowna supports community gardening by providing land, while the Central Okanagan Community Gardens society coordinates the gardeners and plots.
Community garden plots can be rented for $15 per plot, per season (March to November). Irrigation water, compost bins and tools are provided at each garden site. Gardeners are encouraged to grow vegetables, herbs and flowering plants. It is each gardener’s responsibility to maintain their plot and surrounding areas using the principles of Integrated Pest Management. The use of pesticides is restricted in accordance with the City's Pesticide Bylaw.
Additional information about community gardening is available on the Central Okanagan Community Gardens website. Contact them if you are interested in renting a plot in an existing community garden or developing another community garden in your area.