Community and Allotment Gardens

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.

Allotment Garden

*The Kirkham Allotment Garden application will open in Spring 2019. Garden plots will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the plots are filled, a wait list will be created.

The Kirkham Allotment 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.

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 via for payment.

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

 Kirkham Garden

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 community gardens in Markham. If you want to add your garden on this website, please e-mail

Owned By
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
James Robinson Public School Eco-Garden
James Robinson Public School
90 Robinson Street
Thornhill United Church Community Garden
TUC Community Garden
25 Elgin Street