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 [PDF].
*The Kirkham Allotment Garden is CLOSED for the 2020 growing season. Please contact email@example.com to be added to the 2021 waitlist.
The Kirkham Allotment Garden is conveniently located in Ward 7 at 120 Kirkham Drive (major intersection 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 email via firstname.lastname@example.org for payment.
Price: $75 + $25 security deposit (credit cards only)
Amenities: Picnic table with an umbrella for shade, shed, fence with a lock
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 email email@example.com.
Community Outreach Gardens
|TBD — more information||Bur Oak and White's Hill Ave|
|Cornell Community Garden
||Cornell Community Garden Committee
||Almira Avenue, near Bur Oak and 16th Avenue
|Legacy Organic Garden
||Markham Green Golf Course
|Markham Fair Community Garden
||Markham and East York Agricultural Society
office @ markhamfair. ca
|10801 McCowan Road
|Older Adults In Action Community Garden||Older Adults in Action Community Group||22 Water Street|
|Thornhill United Church Community Garden
||TUC Community Garden
info @ thornhillunitedchurch. ca
|25 Elgin Street