Success of the UNA Community Gardens

In 2008 the UNA opened its first Community Garden located at Hawthorn Place. With great success, and a waiting list, a second community Garden was soon opened near Rhododendron Woods.

The UNA opened its third community garden in May 2012 at Nobel Park in Wesbrook Place. The Nobel Community Garden offers full size plots (5’X10’) and a half size plots (5’x5’) which are ideal for children and first time gardeners.

Where are the Community Gardens?

Find Out How to Apply for a Garden Plot

To reserve your garden plot, you must be a UNA resident with a current UNA Access Card, complete the Garden Plot Application indicating which Community Garden location you prefer, and submit it to the UNA Office (202-5923 Berton Ave.).

To find out more about the UNA Community Gardens or to go on the waitlist (currently 1-1.5 years due to high demand), please contact the UNA Office at or phone 604-827-5158.

Important Dates

  • January 01: Online/ In-Person Renewal Process Begins.
  • March 30:  Online/ In-Person Renewal Deadline.
  • March 15- April 15: Review plot inventory. Distribute available plots to the waitlist group.
  • April-May: Gardening season open. General Gardeners Meeting.
  • September-October: Preparation for season closing.
  • October 15: All gardening plot must be cleaned up in preparation for up coming season.
  • December: Email reminders and online renewal notice sent to all existing plot holders.

View more information about each Garden Plot:
Hawthorn Community Garden Plots
Rhododendron Woods Garden Plots
Nobel Community Garden Plots

Read the Community Gardens Plot Holder Agreement 2016

Community Garden Committee

The community gardens program is led by an enthusiastic group of volunteer gardeners who encourage all levels of gardening expertise, share knowledge and foster social relationships.

To find out more contact the UNA Office at or phone 604-827-5158.

Disclaimer: CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED FRUIT OR VEGETABLE MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS. The University Neighbourhoods Association does not assume liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come into contact with the University Neighbourhoods Association Community Garden.

Plant Stewardship Program

The UNA has another opportunity for residents to get their hands dirty and learn more about gardening.

The UNA Plant Stewardship Program began in the spring of 2009. This program provides interested residents with an opportunity to oversee—or steward—the plants growing in public spaces. In 2009, the Plant Stewards put in plantings around The Old Barn Community Centre including a children’s vegetable garden, blueberry and strawberry plants, and an herb garden. Please view the We Are Community program guide for more details.