Community Gardens Permit Information

 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 available plots beginning February 1st, 2021 at 9:00 AM. 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.

Please reference the 2021 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

  • Please review the How to Reserve Community Garden Plots Online 2021 for steps on how to register for a garden plot online
  • NOTE: There will be no in-person applications or CASH PAYMENTS accepted for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please apply via mail, email, or online through ActiveMontgomery.
  • Apply Online at ActiveMontgomery.org
    • Go to ActiveMontgomery, click Quick Reserve, change date to June 30th 2021, choose garden location (ex: Parks Community Garden Brink)
    • NOTE: The online option is ONLY for NEW APPLICATIONS and does not apply to renewal applications
  • By Mail to Park Permits Office, 2425 Reedie Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902, all checks and money orders should be payable to ActiveMontgomery
  • By E-mail:
    • Print Application and send scanned copy to ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org. Please include Community Gardens in the Subject Line.
    • 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.

Waitlist

A waiting list for each garden is created when the garden is full for the season.  Please submit a Community Garden Wait List Request Form. Names will be added to the waiting list in the order that email requests are received. If a garden 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.  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. If you have questions, please email communitygardens@montgomeryparks.org

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Last Updated: November 24, 2020