The Stratford Community Gardens first opened in 2013 thanks to a partnership between the Town of Stratford and the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group and funding from Wal-Mart Evergreen Fund. In 2017 the gardens were expanded to include an additional 30 plots, due to the high demand from residents for more plots.
Today, the gardens have 71 various-sized plots available to
residents and community organizations. The sizes are as follows:
6 x 12 feet ($25/season)
4 x 12 feet raised beds ($25/season)
10 x 17 feet ($35/season)
10 x 12 feet with attached kid plot ($35/season)
10 x 40 feet – these plots are reserved for community organizations. Please contact the Town or watershed group if you are interested in renting one for a local organization.
We now run at full capacity each year, but don’t be discouraged! We keep a waiting list for those that are interested in having a plot and do our best to accommodate anyone who wants to garden.
No knowledge or equipment is required to rent a plot. All of the tools you will need (water, wheelbarrow, rake, hand tools, etc.) are provided with your registration and available to you at the Community Gardens.
The season runs from May 15th to November 15th each year. Plots are allocated beginning in March.
If you are interested in renting a plot or just want to ask a question please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-367-3605 or stop by the Stratford Town Centre in person
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Located beside the garden shed is a large Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Garden built in 2019 by the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group with funding from TD Friends of the Environment Fund to provide habitat to the at-risk Monarch Butterfly. Please enjoy this beautiful habitat at a distance. For more information on this garden go to: https://sawig.wordpress.com/programs/monarch-waystation/