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 both by the city and community organizations. Residents can lease plots of land by the season 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 fully subscribed for the 2021 growing season. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the 2022 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.
Price: $75 + $25 security deposit (credit cards only)
Amenities: Picnic table, 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 and allotment gardens in Markham. If you want to add your garden on this website, please email email@example.com.
|Community Outreach Gardens||Grace Church||19 Parkway Avenue|
|Community Outreach Gardens||Blessed Frédéric Ozanam Parish
||Bur Oak and White's Hill Avenue|
|Cornell Community Garden
||Cornell Community Garden Committee
||Almira Avenue, near Bur Oak and 16th Avenue
|Legacy Organic Garden — Closed due to COVID-19
||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