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Community Gardens

Markham is home to community and allotment gardens across the city, for residents who want more growing space!

Community gardens are spaces governed by a community group, where growing, cleaning, maintenance and harvesting is done collaboratively. Allotment gardens are owned by the city, and residents can lease plots of land from the city for a set fee. Currently the city owns one allotment garden: The Kirkham Allotment Garden in Ward 7.

The city’s wealth of community and allotment gardens is supported by the food security priority of the Greenprint – Markham’s Community Sustainability Plan.

Kirkham Allotment Garden

The Kirkham Allotment Garden is currently leasing limited plots for the 2018 growing season. Grow independently or collaboratively – whichever you like!

Please apply by filling out the Kirkham Allotment Garden Contract [PDF] and return to the Contact Centre in person at the Civic Centre, or by calling 905-477-5530 or by e-mail at for payment.

Price: $75 + $50 security deposit (credit only)
Amenities: Picnic table with an umbrella for shade, shed, fence with a lock

The garden is conveniently located in Ward 7 at 120 Kirkham Drive (Markham Road & 14th Avenue – between Costco and Home Depot), has a reliable water source and a shed to store your materials and tools! We’ve got some tools that you can borrow too.

Community Gardens

If you’re looking for a garden closer to your home, check out these community gardens located across the city! Please note that you should only contact the City of Markham if you have questions regarding Kirkham Allotment Garden.

The gardens listed here are not an extensive list of communal gardens in Markham. If you want to add your garden on this website, please e-mail


Garden Owned By Location Map
Markham Community Garden York Region Food Network 41 Maple Street
Markham Fair Community Garden Markham and East York Agricultural Society 10801 McCowan Road
Cornell Community Garden Cornell Community Garden Committee Almira Avenue, near Bur Oak and 16th Avenue
Legacy Organic Garden   Markham Green Golf Course
Ladybug Treat Community Garden York Condominium Corporation #34 Stately Way
Seedling’s Daycare Garden Seeds for Change 8403 Yonge Street
Pathways Group Home Garden Seeds for Change 40 Washington Street
Hagerman’s Corner Community Garden Seeds for Change 4460 14th Avenue
James Robinson Public School Eco-Garden James Robinson Public School 90 Robinson Street
Thornhill United Church Community Garden TUC Community Garden 25 Elgin Street
Markham Museum Children’s Garden Friends of the Markham Museum Foundation 9350 Highway 48