Community Gardens

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Community gardens are available in Fairfax City parks and offer garden plots for rent to city residents and businesses through the Community Gardens program - a Fairfax City HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) initiative.

Please Note: NO PLANTS OR SUBSTANCES ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA MAY EVER BE PLANTED OR PRESENT IN FAIRFAX CITY COMMUNITY GARDENS.

 Locations

 Hours

 Amenities

  • City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street 
    Full-Size Plots (10'x10'): 12
    Half-Size Plots (5'x10'): 6
  • Kutner Park, 3901 Jermantown Road     
    Full-Size Plots (10'x10'): 20
    Half-Size Plots (5'x10'): 0 
  • Daily (Monday-Sunday)
  • Dawn to Dusk
  • Year-Round

Community gardens are open during park hours; gardening after-hours is prohibited.

  • Mulch
  • Water
  • Yard Waste Receptacles

Community garden plots consist of a raised bed for planting and have access to the amenities provided.

For additional assistance or information, please feel free to contact us by email or by phone at (703) 385-7858, TTY 7-1-1.

Requirements and Limitations

  • Community garden plots are limited to one (1) plot per household, regardless of garden location.
    Plots may be shared with co-gardeners, however, all primary gardeners (renters) must meet the limitations and residency requirements.

Rental Schedule Mark Your Calendars!

 January 1: 

Plot rentals for the calendar year begin.

New plot rentals to customers currently waitlisted begin - subject to plot availability - and continue throughout the year as availability occurs.

 November 1: 

Plot rental renewals for the next calendar year begin.

 December 31:    

Plot rentals for the calendar year end.

Plot rental renewals for the next calendar year are due.*
*Gardeners currently renting a plot receive priority and advanced opportunity to renew their current plot, which remains reserved for renewal opportunity until the renewal deadline or within thirty (30) days of notice to renew.

Rental Fees

  • Community garden plot fees are due in full annually at the time of rental renewals and upon any new rentals.
  • Security deposits are only required one (1) time and may be refunded in full upon request and decision to leave the program, provided the primary gardener (renter) is in good standing (no outstanding balances or issues present).

Security Deposit:

$50

Once

Full Size (10'x10') Plot:

$60

Annually

Half Size (5'x10') Plot:

$30

Annually