Please note that garden plots have been assigned and all three community gardens are full for 2019 – 2020.


The UNA has three vibrant community gardens available to its residents. The Community Gardens are extremely popular and provide an opportunity for residents to grow their own food and flowers, as well as to connect with community members.

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 Program is managed by the UNA Sustainability Coordinator, supported by volunteer garden representatives from each of the gardens.


  1. Ensure that you are currently a UNA resident, with an active UNA Access Card.
  2. Fill out the online application form.

There is an approximate wait of 1-2 years for Rhodo and Hawthorn Gardens, and 2-3 years for Nobel Garden.



  • 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.

Old Barn Children's Garden

The Old Barn Children’s Garden, which opened in 2009, 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.


Families are encouraged to join in on the fun from 10 am – 12 pm every Saturday

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