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, and maintaining is done collaboratively by community members. There are typically two forms of community gardens: collective and allotment. Collective gardens are spaces where community members work together on the same piece of land, sharing the work and sharing the harvest. Allotment gardens are comprised of allotment plots, which are individual pieces of land that are leased to individuals work on and maintain the land for personal use. Community gardens can be owned by a city, private organizations, and/or community organizations. Currently the City of Markham operates the Kirkham Community Garden at 120 Kirkham Drive in Ward 7.
The city’s wealth of community gardens is supported by the food security priority of the Greenprint – Markham’s Community Sustainability Plan [PDF].
The Kirkham Community Garden is conveniently located at 120 Kirkham Drive in Ward 7, near Markham Road & 14th Avenue. In 2022, our site was expanded and now includes:
The collective garden is led by a group of community members with the assistance of York Region Food Network and unearthD. If you are interested in joining the collective garden, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allotment plots can be leased on an annual basis for $75 + $25 security deposit (credit cards only). Please note that we are currently fully subscribed. Please contact PublicRealm@markham.ca to be added to the waitlist.
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 PublicRealm@markham.ca .
|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
|St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
||St. Paul’s Church Community Garden
||10130 Bayview Ave (located in Richmond Hill, accepts Markham residents)
|Rouge National Urban Park||Rouge National Urban Park||Bob Hunter Memorial Park at 7277 14th Ave, Markham, ON L6B 1A8|