The University Neighbourhoods Association has four community gardens where residents can grow their own food and flowers, connecting with the UNA community and the natural world.
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 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.
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.