Community Garden

Get Ready for the 2024 Season

Plots of the Edina Community Garden

The Edina Parks & Recreation Community Garden has 55 plots available to reserve. 

Calendar for 2024 Season

Feb. 1-25: Returning gardeners may reserve past garden plots. 

Feb. 26-28: Returning gardeners may request a different plot.

March 1: Registration opens for Edina residents and people who work in Edina.

March 7: Registration opens for everyone (if there are any plots left).

May 1: Meet & Greet event. Details to be announced.

May 4: Garden planting begins, weather permitting

June 1: Any unplanted gardens will be offered to gardeners on waiting list.

July-September: Gardens will be inspected for neglect.

Oct. 15: Gardens close; tilling begins.

Registration Information

Returning Gardeners: Gardeners who had plots in 2023 will receive a registration packet by email. 

Registering online will be the best way to ensure you get the plot you want.  If you haven't registered for an Edina Parks & Recreation program, you will need to set up your account. See the instructions under the Welcome tab or watch this video.

Returning gardeners can reapply for a garden plot starting Feb. 1, 2024. Any applications or requests from others submitted before March 1 will be discarded.

Pricing

  • 10x10 plot - $45
  • 10x15 plot - $50
  • Limit one plot per household

Rules To Know Before Reserving

  • Gardeners must provide own tools and seeds or plants. No tool storage is available.
  • No insecticides or herbicides are allowed.
  • Seasonal/annual plantings only.
  • Do not plant anything that blocks sunlight for other plots or grows outside your box.
  • Cannabis plants are not allowed.
  • Gardeners must weed and maintain their plot during the growing season.
  • No unattended watering.

Gardeners will be given a full set of rules when registering and must agree to follow those.

Plot Map (click for PDF to enlarge)

Community Garden Plot Map

About the Community Garden

The Community Garden is tucked behind Edina Fire Station 2 off York Avenue South. Easiest access by vehicle is by entering the Southdale YMCA parking lot, 7355 York Ave. S. It also can be accessed from the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.

Constructed in the spring of 2013, the 55-plot garden is a popular spot for growing flowers or vegetables. It was extensively remodeled in 2020 after a construction project on pipes that run underneath it.