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 2016 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for payment.
Price: $50* + $25 security deposit (credit only)
Amenities: Picnic table with an umbrella for shade, shed, fence with a lock
*Price has been discounted due to late start.
The garden is conveniently located in Ward 7 at 120 Kirkham Drive (Markham Rd. & 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.
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 email@example.com.
|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|