Community Gardens

Are you sifting through seed catalogs and anxiously waiting the warm days of spring?  Gardeners know, nothing gets you through the dark days of winter like planning for the growing season!

Did you know that the City of Eden Prairie offers community garden plots to persons who live or work in Eden Prairie?

These plots of land provide a planting space for vegetables, flowers and other plants for the summer months. The plots are plowed under and ready for planting in May, and all fencing and stakes need to be removed by October 15, so the plots can be plowed again. Prices range from $54 to $108, with reduced rates for residents over age 55.

Click here for more information or to download an application.

Applications and payment are currently being accepted for the 2011 growing season. Returning gardeners are given priority until April 15, and new gardeners’ plot preferences will be issued in order of the applications and payments received. All gardeners will be notified of plot assignments in late April.

It’s time to start planning for the warm summer growing season…and if you need some extra gardening land, rent a space from the City and join the gardening community in Eden Prairie!

Brenda Uting
Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant

3 Comments

  1. Lou Donahue
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Why is a garden plot so-o-o-o expensive? It takes a lot of vegetables to make up the price E.P. is charging. $20.00 would be a more reasonable price.

  2. City Staff
    Posted February 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lou, thanks for your comment. Rental fees for the Community Garden plots are based on a 2008 survey of similar communities in the metro area. The fees cover upkeep on the land and make it possible to maintain holding tanks for water, etc.

  3. Kristin
    Posted May 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I just did a quick online check of prices and Hopkins, Minnetonka and Bloomington plots are MUCH cheaper. You should really do a new survey and change the prices. Minnetonka is $15 and Hopkins is $20 for a 20×20 plot. Bloomington is $35 for I believe a 10×15 plot. I’m sure you sell out each year, but your current pricing is out of whack with surrounding communities.