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Community Gardens

Community Gardens in Burnaby

Heights Community GardensOver many years community gardens in Burnaby have been actively established and supported by the City. However, none of the community gardens are run or supervised by City of Burnaby staff. All existing gardens are administered by non-profit local community groups. To sign up for a community garden plot near you, look for a garden on the list below and contact them directly.

There are many more people interested in having a community gardening spot than there is space available. You may need to have your name added to a waiting list.

Interested to start a new community garden? Expressions of interest are considered on a case-by-case basis (New Community Gardens Information Sheet).  Members of the public and community groups interested in establishing a community garden or other urban agriculture initiatives can meet with City staff to discuss how the City might support your efforts, in the context of Community Plans, bylaws, and other related civic policies and programs For more information, contact the Planning Department at Or, for other ideas about how you can get involved in growing some of your own food, visit our Food Security page. 

Community Gardens on City Land


Number of Plots



Burnaby and Region Allotment Garden
(Operated by Burnaby and Region Allotment Garden Association)
373 7528 Meadow Avenue  Phone: 604-600-6939
Heights Community Garden
(Operated by the Heights Community Garden Association) Note: this garden is a temporary community garden on two vacant City-owned properties, which are designated in the long-term for future redevelopment.
 43 3885 & 3897 Pender Street


Community Gardens on Educational Institution Land


Number of Plots



Naheeno Park Community Garden
(Operated by SFU Community Association)
100 8888 University Drive Phone: 778-782-8763
Northeast Burnaby Organic Community Garden
(Operated by the Northeast Burnaby Community Association)
74  2740 Beaverbrook Crescent 


Stride Community School Garden
16 7014 Stride Avenue Email:
Organic Community Garden on Burnaby Mountain
(Operated by Highlands School and Community Garden Committee)
 8 9388 Tower Road


Learning Gardens

In addition to the community gardens listed above, there are three Learning Gardens in Burnaby. These gardens are established by schools or universities for the purposes of research and learning. These gardens are usually only open to people associated with the school or university, but they often welcome gardening volunteers to assist the students.

Learning Garden


Embark Learning Garden at Simon Fraser University Phone: 778-782-4209
Forest Grove Elementary School
Edible Garden Program
Phone: 604-664-8690
Byrne Creek Secondary School Learning Garden  Phone: 604-664-8299
Moscrop Secondary School Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8575

Burnaby South Secondary School Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8560

BCIT Learning Garden (operated by Catching the Spirit Youth Society and by individuals and departments within BCIT)

Phone: 604-544-1622
Email: Website:

Buckingham Elementary Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8616

Sharing Backyards

One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land -- but many people with yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare! Sharing Backyards links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.  If you have a garden and want to share it with someone, or if you are looking for a space to garden, Sharing Backyards is for you!  The Sharing Backyards concept was originally conceived by Lifecycles, a non-profit organization based in Victoria.  Burnaby Food First is currently operating the Burnaby chapter of Sharing Backyards, with backyards active all over the city.  To learn more or to find out how you can get involved, contact Burnaby Food First.

Strata and Cooperative Housing Gardens

A number of gardens in Burnaby have been set-up on the privately-owned common spaces of multi-family residential buildings, and other developments, including within courtyards and on rooftops. These gardens are most often only for the use of residents of the development. However, some of the existing gardens have a limited number of plots available for Burnaby community residents who do not live in the development. These garden amenities are encouraged and supported by the City, though subject to community review.

For more information, please contact the Planning Department at

 Community Garden Strata

Burnaby Food First

Burnaby Farmers Market

Metro Vancouver Agriculture and Food