Community Gardens


Community Gardens

Community gardens provide residents with the opportunity to grow nutritious food, flowers, and other plants. The City of Charlottetown defines a community garden as a single piece of land, gardened collectively by a group of people and run by a dedicated non-profit community group.

There are many types of community gardens, including:

  • Common gardens - a communal garden area maintained and managed by community volunteers, where some or all harvest produced is available to the public or for use by community food programs;
  • Allotment gardens - individual garden plots that are rented, maintained and harvested by individual member gardeners;
  • Community orchards - a grove of fruit or nut trees where a community organization is responsible for the care, maintenance and harvesting of trees; and,
  • A combination of any of the above (e.g. community orchards with a shared communal area for growing herbs).

Each community garden is unique, with different numbers of garden plots, costs for plots and availability.

Community gardens differ from the Community Vegetable Planters located in Charlottetown parks, which are planted and tended by the City, with the harvest available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thinking of starting a community garden?

The City's Community Garden Policy outlines how the City supports community gardens both on and off City-land. If you're interested in starting a community garden in Charlottetown, please review the City of Charlottetown's Community Garden Policy and Community Garden Handbook to learn more about what is required. When you're ready, fill out an Expression of Interest. Following review, City staff will be in touch to discuss further.

For questions, please contact [email protected] 

Community Gardens in Charlottetown

The community gardens in Charlottetown are run by dedicated non-profit community groups and interested volunteers! Community groups or organizations that are interested in applying to have a community garden on public land can apply here.

There are four community gardens located in Charlottetown, one behind the Carrefour de l'Isle Saint Jean on Acadian Drive, one in the downtown at the corner of Douglas Street and Desbrisay Crescent, another behind the Farm Centre on University Avenue, and a fourth located on Mount Edward Road near the TransCanada Highway.

Each garden is unique with different numbers of garden plots, costs for plots and availability. If you want to know more about each community garden or to sign up for a garden plot, contact:

The Patchwork Community Garden

The Patchwork Community Garden opened at J. Frank MacAulay Park in spring 2023. For more information contact [email protected]

Patchwork Community Garden Location Map

Carrefour de l'Isle Saint Jean Community Garden


Contact Rookayya Gulmahamed at 902-367-8404 or [email protected] 

To learn more about upcoming events at Carrefour de l’Isle Saint Jean, visit or check out the Facebook page: Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean

Desbrisay Community Gardens 


Contact Pat Doyle at  [email protected]

Legacy Garden 


Contact Phil Ferraro at 902-892-3419 or [email protected].
To learn more about upcoming events at the Farm Centre, visit or check out the Facebook page: Farm Centre Community Legacy Garden

Wilfred J. Smith Community Garden, Oak Dr. & Mt. Edward Road 


Contact Emerson Gorrill at 902 894-4873 or [email protected]

Wilfred J. Smith Community Garden