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The UNA has three plot-based 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 community gardens are managed by the UNA, supported by a volunteer community garden committee.


  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, 2-3 years for Hawthorn and 3+ years for Nobel Community 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.

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.