Plot Fees 

To foster community spaces where all people are welcome to grow, share, and learn together.

Thank you for being a part of Community Gardens of Tucson!  Here’s how to join a Community Garden near you:

Find a garden near you by viewing our Garden Locations

  1. Set up a garden tour by contacting the CGT Administrative Office: (520) 795-8823 admin@communitygardensoftucson.org
  2. Review the Garden Guidelines and Policies and complete the New Gardener Application.
  3. Make your payment: 

Credit Card or Debit Card payments can be securely made by completing the form on this webpage. Please be sure to include your garden name and assigned plot number!

Check or Money Order payments can be made by mail. Please be sure to include the garden name and plot number in the memo line:

Community Gardens of Tucson
5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711

Cash is also accepted. Contact us for this or other payment arrangements

Application and Payment of Fees 

  • The standard plot fee is $22/month. CGT’s plot fee rates will be reassessed every 12 months to ensure that they cover the cost of water and CGT operations. We try our best to keep the cost of plot fees as low as possible in order to promote full access to CGT’s gardens.
  • Prorated payments are available for gardeners who enroll between the six-month enrollment periods.
  • Renewal payments are made bi-annually in conjunction with CGT’s planting seasons of October 1 and April 1. 
  • Plot fee assistance and scholarships are available. For more information and to fill out an application, click HERE.
  • If you are making a prorated payment, establishing monthly payments, or are paying for more than one plot, enter the total amount in the “Other” box and explain in the “Comments” box at the bottom. 
  • Plot fee payments are non-refundable and not tax deductible.
  • Please inquire with admin@communitygardensoftucson.com for more information or if you are having trouble paying your plot fee. If you do not have access to email, please contact 520-795-8823 or your local library for assistance

Provided at CGT Gardens 

  • Plot rentals: generally 3’x20’ garden plots with a drip line irrigation system in a community garden.
  • Orientation to the garden and assistance from the CGT Site Coordinator or CGT contractor.
  • Access to the garden and all communal areas.
  • Compost, mulch, and seeds (when available).
  • A secure storage shed with CGT-owned community tools, wheelbarrows, and other materials.
  • Access to composting area and hand watering hose for your use in the garden.
  • Gardening advice and educational support (e.g., garden meetings, training/information sessions, resources posted on CGT’s website and social media, and CGT’s newsletter).

General Plot Information: 

  • Plots are assigned by the Site Coordinators on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that all garden plots are occupied, you will be placed on a waiting list maintained by the CGT and the Site Coordinator.
  • Garden assignments are the responsibility of the Site Coordinator or Garden Operations Manager, based on CGT’s policy of equity, fairness, and inclusiveness.
  • Gardeners may not sublease their garden plot without prior approval by CGT.
  • Gardeners may not release or assign a plot to another person without prior approval of the Site Coordinator or Garden Operations Manager.
  • Groups and organizations may lease group plots, but MUST assign an individual as the primary plot owner to act as the primary contact, facilitate payments, and require all participating gardeners to sign the Guidelines and Policies Agreement Form.
  • Renewal is automatic, provided gardeners pay their dues on time. Plots will remain available as long as gardeners are in good standing, or until they notify CGT by email or in writing that they elect to terminate their enrollment.
  • A gardener may lease a maximum of two plots in a single community garden and a maximum of six plots in all of CGT’s community gardens.
Paying by check

If you don’t feel comfortable paying online, we ask that you select your garden from the list below, click on  “Enter Your Details” and select “Check Payment” as your payment option. Then just fill out the required information, submit it, and mail your check, with the garden name and plot number info in the memo line, to:

Community Gardens of Tucson
5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711

Submitting your information to us online will help CGT focus more on what we love doing the most: gardening!

Other plot payments (reduced fee scholarships, paying for multiple plots)

If you want to pay for more than one plot fee, or you were granted a reduced fee for your plot payment, click ‘Custom Amount’ and explain the reason for this payment in the box provided for comments.

Community Gardens of Tucson
5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711

Submitting your information to us online will help CGT focus more on what we love doing the most: gardening!

Community Gardens of Tucson

5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-795-8823
admin@communitygardensoftucson.org

CGT recognizes the historical injustices perpetrated upon the Indigenous people of the Tucson Basin. We honor and celebrate the cultures and contributions of those whose land we now garden on.

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