Community Gardens

The Take Action Society community garden in Dartmouth North

The average distance that food travels to get to Nova Scotia is 4,000km. This makes the municipality’s food system particularly vulnerable to climate change. If there is an unexpected event or emergency that causes widespread instability, we may not have the local resources to meet the needs of our residents. Community gardens are one way to support the local food system.  

Many community gardens in Halifax are operated by residents on land owned by the municipal government. These are small-scale sites operated by non-profit societies for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Growing produce for:
    • personal consumption
    • donating to local food causes
    • generating revenue to reinvest in the community garden
  2. Production of a floral or landscape display
  3. Demonstration gardening or other related instructional programming

Community gardens can include vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, native and/or ornamental plants established and operated within existing municipal regulations, bylaws and assessments.

A community garden must have a “common area” with shared upkeep and may include individual garden plots. Community gardening differs from urban agriculture (urban farms), which is an industry that produces agricultural products for distribution to local markets.

Thinking of starting a community garden?

The 2024 community garden application is now closed. For more information about the community garden program check out the Community Garden Handbook and the application forms or contact Jasmine Du, Community Developer. 

Want to be a part of an existing community garden?

The following is a list of community gardens on municipal property. Not all gardens will have space; most garden groups maintain a waiting list for when spots become available.


Take Action Society
Harbourview Elementary School (Dartmouth North) 

Goodness Grows! Findlay Community Garden
Findlay Community Centre, Dartmouth

Guy Jacobs Community Garden
35 Jackson Road, Dartmouth F

Rope Works Community Garden
Victoria Park 

Dartmouth Commons Community Gardens & Park Avenue Community Oven
Leighton Dillman Park, Dartmouth Commons

Gaston Road Community Garden Association
43 Gaston Road 

Le Jardin Community Garden
4 Windmill Road (Public Gardens), Dartmouth

Landrace Community Garden
74 Landrace Crescent, Dartmouth

Caledonia Community Garden
133 Caledonia Road


Birdland Community Garden
99 Flamingo Drive

Hope Blooms Community Garden
Murray Warrington Park
2103 Gottingen Street

Geroge Dixon Community Garden
George Dixon Park
2502 Brunswick Street

ISANS Community Garden 
67 Glenforest Drive

ISANS Community Garden 
3311 Ashburn Ave

North End Community Garden
Union St, at the lower parking lot of Ft. Needham Park

Devonshire Garden
3395 Devonshire Ave

Peninsula Urban Gardens Society
Gorsebrook Park

City Kidds Escape Society Community Garden
Off Huron Street
Visit our Facebook Page

Common Roots
Bottom of Bayers Road
Visit our webpage.

Mainland Community Garden Society
Coronation Avenue Park


Bedford Sprouts Community Garden
36 Holland Avenue, Bedford

Beaver Bank

Beaver Bank Kinsac Senior Association
Beaver Bank Road


BLT Community Garden Project
Lakeside Community Centre

Lake Echo

Lake Echo Community Garden
Lake Echo Community Centre


Prospect Road Community Gardens
Prospect Road Community Centre