New Garden Information

A new garden near the UBC farm entrance is scheduled to become available for gardeners in late Spring 2021. We are currently working on an application and transfer process to fairly allocate the new garden plots. UNA gardeners and those on the garden waitlist will be notified when a garden transfer request process is available. More information will be announced once it is ready.

The UNA has three community gardens available to residents.

The Community Gardens provide an opportunity for residents to grow their own food and flowers, as well as to connect with other community members.

Garden Locations

The first garden (Hawthorn) opened in 2008, followed shortly by Rhodo. Nobel garden was opened in 2012. There are a total of 180 plots between the three gardens.

The community gardens are managed by the UNA, supported by a volunteer community garden committee.

Rhodo Garden

The Rhodo garden opened in 2008.

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Hawthorn Garden

The first garden (Hawthorn) opened in 2008.

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Nobel Garden

Nobel Garden opened in 2012.

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  • January 30: Renewal deadline
  • February: Plots distributed to waitlist group
  • March 15: Gardening season begins
  • September 15: Preparation for season closing
  • October 15: End of gardening season (all plots must be cleared)
  • December 15: Online renewal notice sent to all existing plot holders.

The Old Barn Children’s Garden

The Old Barn Children’s Garden opened in 2009 and is a communal garden that invites families to get their hands dirty while getting excited about plants and the natural world. The Children’s Garden is a community-led project that includes local youth volunteers. The garden supports community engagement through its volunteer involvement, nurtures and supports a love of nature and gardening, and teaches children, youth and interested adults about organic gardening.

To learn more about the Children’s Garden, please email or take a look at the UNA Children’s Garden’s Blog.

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