Community Gardens Permit Information



To find out more about our Community Gardens program and locations, visit the Community Gardens homepage.

Reserve a Community Garden Plot

New Application Information

Montgomery Parks accepts New applications for plots beginning February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM for all available plots. No new applications will be processed prior to that date.

In order to rent a plot, you must be a resident of Montgomery County and create a FREE ActiveMONTGOMERY Account. To provide gardening opportunities for more people, garden plot rentals will be limited to one-person-one-plot. Each new applicant may rent only one plot.

The rules for renting a plot in Montgomery Parks Community Gardens are found in the 2019 Community Garden Conditions of Use. These rules are part of the agreement you sign when you rent a garden plot. Please review them carefully, gardeners are required to know and follow these rules. Failure to follow the rules will result in the loss of the plot and the rental fee.

Application Document and Contact Info

  • Apply Online at ActiveMontgomery.org
    • Go to ActiveMontgomery, click Quick Reserve, change date to June 30th 2019, choose garden location (ex: Parks Community Garden Brink)
    • NOTE: The online option is ONLY for open enrollment and does not apply to renewal applications
  • In-Person:
    • Visit the Park Permits Office located at 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901
    • Operating hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • By Mail to the address above, all checks and money orders should be payable to ActiveMontgomery
  • By Fax to 301-495-2484
  • By E-mail:
  • NOTE: On open enrollment day, we will do our best to keep applications in order of receipt. It is best to apply online for best results in obtaining a garden plot.

All plot holders must agree to the 2019 Community Gardens Conditions of Use. Please note that gardeners must abide by these rules in order to be a Community Gardener in good standing.


A waiting list for each garden is created when the garden is full for the season.  If you wish to be added to a waiting list for one or more gardens, please send an email to communitygardens@montgomeryparks.org.  Include Waiting List and the Garden Name in the Subject Line.  You may be added to more than one waiting list if you wish.  Include those garden names in the body of your message.  Names will be added to the waiting list in the order that email requests are received.  You will receive an email confirming your waiting list request within 7-10 business days.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case your confirmation is there before requesting another confirmation.

If a plot becomes available during the gardening season, we will contact the first person on that waiting list by email.  You will have 48 hours to let us know you are interested in renting the plot.  If you don’t respond, we will go to the next person on the list.  Be sure to use an email address that you check regularly!  Plots become available if people choose to leave the garden for any reason or when the gardener does not comply with the Conditions of Use rules and the plot is taken away.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2019