Welcome to the Dane County Community Garden Directory!
Interested in joining a garden? This Directory can help you find one near where you live or work, as it’s best to get a plot that’s easy for you to visit often. Please view the Gardens Network brochure.
Don’t see your garden here? Please contact us so we can add your garden’s information to the Directory!
NOTE: The following information is intended for community members who are looking to register for community garden plots. The contact information below is not intended for use by other parties. Since garden leaders are volunteers, we do our best to respect their time constraints and privacy.
The Directory is organized by region. Click below to jump to a section.
CDA Triangle Gardens
601 Bayview Triangle
City of Madison CDA (Community Development Authority) provides residents of the Triangle Neighborhood access to garden plots. If you are a resident of the Triangle Neighborhood and would like to learn more about getting a garden plot, please contact CDA staff at Trianglehousing@cityofmadison.com
In Brittingham Park next to the playground between the Park View Apartments and the bike path.
Approximately 28 plots that are 10×20 feet in area each. For more information contact Brittany Rush at email@example.com.
City Row Apartments
626 E. Johnson St., behind the apartment complex.
City Row Apartments offers 24 raised garden beds for use by residents of City Row Apartments only. Residents may sign up for a plot at any time, though they usually first have to join a waiting list. For more information about these spaces, contact Michael at (608) 250-2551.
201 S. Hancock Street, at the corner of E. Wilson.
Crowley Station is a new garden centrally located in downtown Madison with a view of Lake Monona. It’s a collection of raised beds on top of the concrete platform that surrounds city well #17. Plots are available in two sizes and are smaller than at many other gardens, which makes it the perfect location for new gardeners and busy downtowners. One plot is used as an educational space, with the harvest donated to the Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry. For more information, visit the website or contact Kristi Farrel at (920) 810-3113 or CrowleyStationGarden@gmail.com.
634 East Mifflin Street, between Blount and Blair Streets.
Reynolds Homestead Community Garden is a very small garden with twenty-six 8’x10′ plots, 1 wheelchair-accessible raised bed and strict maintenance rules due to its nestled urban setting. For more information or to register, contact Brigid Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 704-7089.
Black Hawk Middle School
1402 Wyoming Way, behind Black Hawk/Gompers, along Wheeler Road.
The Growing Together School and Community Garden at Black Hawk Middle School was a 2011 Project Orange Thumb garden makeover recipient, a collaboration between Fiskars Brands, Inc., Community Action Coalition, Madison Metropolitan School District, and The Home Depot Foundation. The garden provides 36 plots 10’ x 20’ for community gardening and a large children’s garden for the students. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact the garden registrar at (608) 819-6235 or email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
4500 Kennedy Road, behind Lindbergh Elementary School.
Lindbergh School Community Garden was developed in 2010 and combines 20 10’x20′ family plot rental gardens with a school garden. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Yimmuaj Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Oak Park Terrace Mobile Home Community.
Majestic Oaks Community Garden is a new raised-bed garden located in Oak Park Terrace Mobile Home Community on Madison’s northside. The garden’s sole purpose is to collectively grow fresh, nutritious produce to supplement the diets of members of their mobile home community. As such, this garden does not offer individual plot rentals. For more information, contact Deb Graff at (608) 445-4695 or email@example.com.
North of the 500 block of Troy Drive.
This is a very large garden with 327 plots. For more information or to register for a garden plot, contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 240-0409. Registration is usually the first Saturday in March at Lakeview Lutheran Church.
2509 McDivitt Road, on the grounds of Arbor Covenant Church.
This garden provides 12 plots for community gardening. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Jim Stehley at email@example.com or (608) 838-9849 or (608) 630-3371. Registration forms are available in the church building.
Badger Fountain of Life Garden
Located in the interior lot at Fountain of Life Family Worship Center, 633 W. Badger Road.
This garden provides 50 plots for nearby residents, church members and food pantry needs. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Karen Reece at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 213-0571, para Español, llame a Zach Lanham a (608) 347-4826 o email@example.com.
2200 block of Baird Street, next to CDA housing.
This 12 plot garden serves only CDA residents and those living on nearby Baird, Fisher, Taft and Center Streets. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Lurlie Richardson of CDA at firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 267-9524, or Joe Mathers at email@example.com.
* Please note, this is a special purpose garden serving CDA (Community Development Authority) and other local entities only.
Located between Magnolia Lane and Hackberry Lane on the grounds of Lincoln Elementary School, 909 Sequoia Trail.
This community garden combines plot rental gardens with a school garden. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Yee Thao (608) 770.1074.
Centro Hispano Community Garden
Located beside the back parking lot of 810 West Badger Rd. Access back parking lot through Hughes Place, between McDonald’s and South District Police Station. The garden consists of one large plot with 11 raised beds, with plans to expand. The space serves as a teaching garden and recreation space, in which ingredients for cooking and nutrition classes are grown.
For more informaton, please contact Karime Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lindsey Karls at email@example.com or call (608) 442-4028.
Jardín Comunitario de Centro Hispano
Situado en la parte posterior de Centro Hispano 810 West Badger Rd. Acceso de este estacionamiento a través de Hughes Place, entre McDonalds y la estación de policía del distrito del sur. El jardín se compone de un terreno con 11 camas elevadas, con planes de expansión. El espacio sirve como un jardín de enseñanza y área recreativa, en el cual se cultivan los ingredientes para las clases de cocina y nutrición. Situado en la parte posterior de Centro Hispano 810 West Badger Rd. Acceso de este estacionamiento a través de Hughes Place, entre McDonalds y la estación de policía del distrito del sur.El jardín se compone de un terreno con 11 camas elevadas, con planes de expansión. El espacio sirve como un jardín de enseñanza y área recreativa, en el cual se cultivan los ingredientes para las clases de cocina y nutrición.
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Karime Pérez (firstname.lastname@example.org) o Lindsey Karls (email@example.com). Teléfono de oficina; (608) 442-4028.
In Fraust Park, behind Town of Madison town hall. 2018 Dickson Place.
Fraust has 10 plots, with sizes varying from 50 sq ft to 300 sq ft. Please contact Gary Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Located along the 2900 block of Traceway Drive behind the large mural and to the right of the children’s play area.
Expanding to 44 plots including 7 raised beds and a children’s plot. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Bendorf at email@example.com or at (608) 219-6959.
Located in the northwest corner of Marlborough Park, which is immediately south of the Beltline, between Seminole Highway and Allied Drive.
This large garden provides over 160 plots with both till and no-till sections. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Micah Kloppenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Mullen at (608) 298-0843. Para información en español, llame a Angelica Muñoz al (608) 332-4832.
1133 Moorland Road, just east of Wayland Road, behind the Water Utility Building.
This large garden has 150 plots of no-till gardening space. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Suzie Neas at email@example.com or (608) 239-1829.
Rimrock / Green Gardens
300 block of Englehart Drive, west of Artesian Lane.
This garden is mainly a large plot garden due to limited water. Smaller plots are sometimes available. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Joe Mathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 271-0998.
Located at the intersection of Bram and Koster Streets (behind the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum on the south edge of Quann Park, where the bike path meets Bram Street).
This is a large, no-till, organic garden that includes 140 plots at least 20’x20 in size, as well as the Jessica Bullen Memorial Orchard and Quiet Garden. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, visit the Contact section of the website. Para información en español, llame a Manuela a (608) 251-0619 o email@example.com.
Southdale Community Garden
2609 Country Rose Court.
The garden has 20 plots of about 220 sq. ft., two accessible raised beds of 20 sq. ft. each and 10 barrel planters for children. Preference is given to gardeners who are residents of the many nearby apartments. To register for a community garden plot, contact Jon Mullee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 256-0057. For more information, contact Jon or Gary Davis at email@example.com. Para información en español puedes llamar a Wajid Jenkins a (608) 345-8695.
5000 block of Raywood Road, in Waunona Park, next to the tennis court.
This community garden provides 30 plots of gardening space in Waunona Park. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Molly Grupe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 358-2435.
Allis School Heritage Garden
Located on 4201 Buckeye Road, Madison, WI 53716
This garden is on school ground. There are 14 plots, most of the plots are 10 x 20 but there are a some 10 x 10 plots as well. To learn more, please contact Carol Troyer-Shank at email@example.com or (608)469-2678.
North of Atwood Avenue, along the Isthmus bike path.
One of Madison’s oldest community gardens, this garden has 110 garden plots and offers youth programming for the Goodman Community Center. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Larry Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-241-0494.
Door Creek Community Garden
Near the corner of Sprecher and Cottage Grove Road. Approx. address: 4374 Sprecher Road
This garden has 14 approx. 15 x 15 plots and a $10 annual fee. Free compost, horse manure, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, and rhubarb are available on site for garden members. Organic methods preferred, no herbicides allowed, no water access. Bales of hay are available for $2.50 each. To learn more, contact info Emily Steinwehe at email@example.com or (608) 609-9320.
East High Youth Farm/Goodman Youth Grow Local Farm
5017 Sudbury Way
The Goodman Youth Grow Local Farm engages a diverse population of elementary, middle and high school students in hands-on, farm-based education in an outdoor classroom. Youth are actively involved in the entire process of running a small-scale organic farm – from raising seedlings in the East High greenhouse to harvesting produce at the Youth Farm on Madison’s east side. Most of the produce is eaten by the students, or donated to the Goodman Community Center’s food pantry. We also have ten community garden plots on the Youth Farm site, where neighbors and other community members grow food for their families and friends. Our community gardeners range in age from 5 to 86! Contact Jennica Skoug at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-957-4406 with questions.
2000 through 2100 blocks of East Main Street, along the railroad tracks.
There is no coordinator for this garden and gardeners don’t have permission or a lease from the railroad, which owns the land. Neighbors across East Main Street have traditionally gardened the area across from their house, and non-neighbors who want garden space ask permission at houses across from garden sections that seem empty.
3501 Hargrove Street (SE corner of Hargrove and Walter Streets).
This small garden has 19 20’x20’ plots for neighborhood residents, though plots may be leased as full or half (10’x20’) plots as space and interest allows. Due to limited space, those from outside the neighborhood are encouraged to seek plots at larger gardens elsewhere. For more information, or to register for a community garden plot, contact Jennifer Warnick at email@example.com or at 608-556-3199.
1202 Painted Post Drive, in Elvehjem Park.
A no-till, organic garden established in 2013 serving the Elvehjem Neighborhood and nearby area with 28 plots. Contact Chris Brockel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Located at 702 McCormick Avenue, where McCormick dead-ends into Aberg Avenue.
McCormick is a newer garden that began in 2010. Contact the registrar Molly Mitchell at email@example.com, or the coordinator Sharon Bogert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 608-225-1490.
North Lawn Avenue Garden
Located near the intersection of East Johnson and East Washington Ave. on North Lawn Ave.
This is a small new garden with just four plots. For more information, or to register for a community garden plot contact the registrars: Victoria Faust and Michael Fay at email@example.com or 608-575-2795.
Located at 1818 Portage Road (on the south edge of Reindahl Park).
This garden has 200 tilled gardens and 60 no-till plots. Garden registration begins in February for the previous year’s gardeners and is open to new gardeners in April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
3000 through 3200 blocks of Saint Paul Avenue, along railroad tracks, off Milwaukee Street.
This is an organic garden with over 70 garden plots. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Andrea Nelson at email@example.com or 608-712-2020, or contact Rachel Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at 8 Straubel Court, northwest of the intersection of Straubel Street and Rowland Avenue on land adjacent to the East Madison Community Center (Anderson St./MATC area).
This eastside garden offers 30 plots for community members and also includes a children’s garden that provides programming for the youth at East Madison Community Center. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Alison Ahlgrim at (608) 249-0861 or email@example.com.
West of the intersection of Eagle Heights Drive and Lake Mendota Drive.
This garden is one of the largest and oldest community gardens in Madison with 535 plots. For more information or to register for a plot, please visit the website or pick up an application from either the Eagle Heights Community Center or the kiosk at the garden.
Located at 6120 Hammersley Road.
This is a newer garden with approximately 20 rental plots (including full and half-size plots) in a small park behind Falk Elementary School. Hammersley Garden will be open for new gardeners in 2015 and looking to build both a new leadership team and opportunities for youth involvement. Please contact the coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 990-2722 to get involved.
110 North Gammon Road (on the grounds of the Lutheran Church of the Living Christ).
This small 30-plot garden, which includes some raised beds, is a great example of a diverse community garden serving many refugees/immigrants. For more information or to request a community garden plot, contact the garden coordinator by filling out our web form or by emailing email@example.com.
Meadowood Baptist Church
2817 Prairie Road, on the grounds of Meadowood Baptist Church.
Founded in 2010, this garden includes 14 plot rental gardens, one of which is a food pantry garden. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Bill Mattox at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 271-0711.
At the corner of Leland Drive and Thrush Lane in Meadowood Park.
Founded in 2008, Meadowood Community Garden has 28 plots and an established, volunteer-led, kids’ garden. Interested in leasing a plot? Contact Aislynn at email@example.com or (608) 442-8624. Please allow 48 hours for a response to your message.
Midvale School and Community Garden
502 Caromar Drive.
This combination garden offers 44 plots for the community, each about 100 sq. ft., as well as a large children’s garden for the students of Midvale Elementary. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact the garden registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East of 700 block of North Westfield Road, 150 feet south of Harvest Hill Road.
This garden is located on grounds of Madison Christian Community Church, a partnership of Community of Hope UCC and Advent Lutheran Churches. This garden serves over 50 families as well as a vibrant youth gardening program in collaboration with the Lussier Community Education Center at Wexford Ridge. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Barb Culver at email@example.com or (608) 829-3061.
Orchard Ridge UCC Vegetable Village
1501 Gilbert Road.
This garden was established in 2009. In addition to 13 individual plots, gardeners also tend a large pantry plot with harvested food going to the Good Shepard Food Pantry that is located 3-4 blocks away. For more information, contact LuAnn Greiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Lucy-Lincoln Heistand Park, north of Raymond Road, east of Frisch Road and west of Prairie Road.
This large community garden offers 65 plots for gardening. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Sarah Kirk. Her email is email@example.com and her phone number is 608-628-4177 or 608-278-8480, Bao Yang (Hmong) at 608-298-0998 and See Vang at (608) 276-7803.
Located north of Shorewood Hills Pool and south of the intersection of Harvard Dr. and Yale Rd.
This garden offers 64 plots for the residents of Shorewood Hills. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Peter Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 263-4400.
Located on the southwest corner of Tree Lane and Westfield Road
This garden offers 49 (10’x20′) plots for the residents of Tamarack Trails. Of the 49 plots, 13 are raised beds and no-till; the rest are tilled each spring and fall. Garden plots are ONLY leased to non-residents if land is available after all residents have been given priority. For more information, contact Sandy Drew at email@example.com.
Northeast of Shady Lane and northwest of west edge of Bowdoin Road.
For more information or to register for a plot, visit the Eagle Heights website or pick up a form from either the Eagle Heights Community Center or the kiosk at the garden.
Greater Dane County
229 North Main Street, Cottage Grove.
This community garden is located on the grounds of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and offers 40 garden plots. For more information or to register for a plot, contact Kenneth Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 839-4213.
DeForest Community Garden
Libertyland Park, parking available on Constitution Lane.
The garden was installed in 2013. It offers 36 plots, 12 of which are designated organic. The plots are 20’x20’ with access to water and tool shed. Rental of a plot is $25 per season and requires a $50 deposit. Plots are open from May 1 to the last Sunday in October of the same year. There is a DeForest resident preferential window until March 6, after that plots are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. New gardeners can visit the garden’s website or contact Joleen Stinson at email@example.com or (608) 846-6751.
Fitchburg: All Saints
2951 Chapel Valley Road, on the grounds of All Saints Lutheran Church.
This garden offers 55 plots for community gardening. For more information or to register for a plot, contact All Saints Lutheran Church at (608) 276-7729.
5800 block of Anthony Street, between the United Church of Christ and The Homestead apartment complex, McFarland.
Multiple opportunities are available to McFarland residents at this new and expanding garden, including 46 individual plots, 5 adaptive raised beds, a centralized “Youth Garden Playground” hosted by the McFarland Sparks 4-H, and a School Garden plot for the McFarland School District. The garden also includes a large community pumpkin patch and edible fruit and herb gardens, that are open and available to all. Visit our website for registration options and much more information. Contact Katie Glenny Syoen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Located on Highland Way and Cedar Ridge Road in Middleton.
All gardens are organic; garden rental preference is given to Middleton residents. This garden includes plot rental gardens, a new fruit orchard as well as a food pantry garden. For plot availability information contact the Garden Registrar at: email@example.com.
Middleton: Middleton Hills
High Road and Apprentice Place.
This garden provides 50 garden plots for residents of Middleton Hills. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Becky Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 203-6429.
Middleton: Middleton Outreach Ministries (MOM) Food Pantry and Community Garden
Located on Evergreen road between Fir Land and Pleasant View Road (next to MOM Food Pantry in Middleton’s Industrial Park).
The garden is approximately ¼ acre, and most of the land is dedicated to growing food for MOM’s food pantry. 20’x20′ garden plots are available at no cost to those who are clients of the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry. Mulch, compost, tools, and many seeds and plants are available for all gardeners. For more information, or to register for a garden plot, contact the registrar, Dan Johnson, at (608) 836-1638.
Middleton: Terra Grower Farm
Located approximately 1 mile north of Middleton on Pheasant Branch Road.
Terra Grower Farm is a 100-year old family farm The owners would like to offer garden plots to interested community gardeners. The garden is a no chemical/no pesticide gardening space. For more information contact Elliott Long at (608) 237-1343.
Monona: Monona United Methodist Church
606 Nichols Road in Monona.
This church-based garden serves as a small community garden as well as a food pantry garden. For more information, or to register for a community garden plot, contact Karelyn Hopkins at email@example.com or (608) 577-3185.
Monona: Saint Stephens
5700 Pheasant Hill Road in Monona.
This church-based community garden has 29 plots dedicated to community gardening as well as food pantry gardening. For more information or to register for a community garden plot, contact Molly Crossen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 225-6088.
103 N. Alpine Parkway, Oregon.
This community garden is located on the grounds of Peoples United Methodist Church and offers 16 garden plots. For more information or to register for a garden plot, contact Barb Feeney at email@example.com or (608) 843-2272.
Stoughton: Stoughton United Methodist Church
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton.
This organic community garden is located on the grounds of Stoughton United Methodist Church at 525 Lincoln Avenue. For more information or to register for a garden plot, contact John Ramstad, firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 201-6869.
Stoughton: Lowell Park Community Garden
308 W. Milwaukee St., in Lowell Park.
Visit the garden’s Facebook page.
This community garden space offers residents of Stoughton 60 garden plots 15’x20’ in size. Plots are tilled at the beginning of each season and water is accessible through hoses spread out throughout the garden. Plot fees are $35/year. For more information or to register for a garden plot, please contact Dan Glynn at email@example.com or (608) 873-6746.
Located on Linnerud Drive, between the Library and Aquatic Center, Sun Prairie.
This organic community garden is sponsored by the City of Sun Prairie Public Works Department and has 162 garden plots available to be reserved by City of Sun Prairie residents only. Please contact the garden registrar Larry Konkle at (608) 837-5877 for more information.
Sun Prairie: Smith’s Crossing Community Garden
2481 Jenny Wren Trail, off of exit #100 (Woodman’s) from Hwy 151.
Smith’s Crossing Community Garden’s Facebook Page
Smith’s Crossing Community Garden is a unique straw-bale garden founded in 2013 set up in three 50’ double-sided rows. Half of the bales are used as private plots, the other half are grown communally to donate produce to Sunshine Place Food Pantry in Sun Prairie. Interested new gardeners can contact SCCGinfo@gmail.com for more information.
Verona: Badger Prairie Community Garden
2585 Old County PB, Verona, WI 53593.
This garden started in 2014 features approximately 90 plots 20×20 feet or smaller. For general questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for registration questions, contact email@example.com. Garden mailing address is P.O. Box 930193 Verona, WI 53593.
Wisconsin Heights Community Garden
West Hudson Street, Mazomanie
The Wisconsin Heights Community Garden will be relocating to a new site in Mazomanie (2017). Sauk Prairie Healthcare and New Heights Lutheran Church co-sponsor the Wisconsin Heights Community Garden. Contact Deb Pienkowski if you are interested in getting involved: firstname.lastname@example.org.