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Community Gardens

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About Community Gardens

There are 14 active community gardens located throughout the City, serving as areas of beautification, vegetable production, and meeting places. The gardens are divided into plots and shared by groups of residents. The Cambridge Conservation Commission encourages the formation and continuance of community gardens. Residents interested in participating in the community gardens program should review the city garden policy and submit an application.  

All applications will be processed in the order they are received and added to the appropriate waitlist.  Applicants will only be contacted when a plot becomes available for their use. Please be aware that the wait may be in excess of 2 years. 

These are the City’s 14 current Community Gardens (see map):

  • Corocoran Park Community Garden
  • Costa Lopez Taylor Park Community Garden
  • Emily Garden
  • Field of Dreams Garden
  • Fresh Pond Reservation/Parkway Garden
  • Green Street Neighborhood Garden
  • Hurley Street Community Garden
  • McMath Park Community Garden
  • Moore Street Community Garden
  • Peggy Hayes Memorial Garden
  • Riverside Press Park Community Garden
  • Sacramento Street Community Garden
  • Squirrel Brand Community Garden
  • William G. Maher Community Garden

Community Gardens

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Community Gardens

In the map below, click on the community garden you are interested in to see how many people are on the waiting list.

Additional Information

Backyard Urban Gardening

For information about growing your own backyard garden in the City, please see the FAQs below. To learn more about landscaping techniques in urban areas, check out this video.

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