Community Gardens

Community gardens come in many forms

Burnaby actively supports the community gardens program in our city that's run by local non-profit community groups. They fall into these categories:

  • community gardens on City land
  • community gardens on educational institution land
  • learning gardens
  • strata and cooperative housing gardens

To sign up for a garden plot near you, select a garden from the list below and contact the organization that's running it. They're very popular and space is limited. You may need to add your name to a waiting list.

Garden
Number of Plots
Location
Contact

Burnaby and Region Allotment Garden
(Operated by Burnaby and Region Allotment Garden Association)

373

7528 Meadow Avenue

Phone: 604-600-6939
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.baraga.ca

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

Email: [email protected]

Garden
Number of plots
Location
Contact

Naheeno Park Community Garden
(Operated by SFU Community Association)

100

8888 University Drive

Phone: 778-782-8763
Website: www.univercity.ca

Northeast Burnaby Organic Community Garden
(Operated by the Northeast Burnaby Community Association)

74

2740 Beaverbrook Crescent

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nebcagarden.org

Stride Community School Garden

16

7014 Stride Avenue

Email: [email protected]

Organic Community Garden on Burnaby Mountain
(Operated by Highlands School and Community Garden Committee)

8

9388 Tower Road

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Highlands-School-and-Community-Garden-1404566473199073/?fref=ts

There are also several learning gardens established by schools and post-secondary institutions for research and learning. While they're usually only open to staff and students, staff often welcome gardening volunteers to assist the students.

Learning garden
Contact

Embark Learning Garden at Simon Fraser University

Phone: 778-782-4209
Email: [email protected]
Website: embarksustainability.org

Forest Grove Elementary School
Edible Garden Program

Phone: 604-664-8690
Website: forestgrove.sd41.bc.ca

Byrne Creek Secondary School Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8299
Website: byrnecreek.sd41.bc.ca

Moscrop Secondary School Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8575
Website: moscrop.sd41.bc.ca

Burnaby South Secondary School Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8560
Website: south.sd41.bc.ca

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

Phone: 604-544-1622
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.catchingthespirit.com

Buckingham Elementary Learning Garden

Phone: 604-664-8616
Website: buckingham.sd41.bc.ca

A number of gardens have been set-up on privately owned common spaces like the courtyards and rooftops of multi-family residential buildings, and other developments–most often for the use of the residents who live there. However, some of these sites offer a limited number of plots to non-residents. These garden amenities are encouraged and supported by the City, though subject to community review.

Contact us

Social Planning

Was this page useful?