Community Gardens of Tucson
To foster community spaces where all people are welcome to grow, share, and learn together
Shared spaces, such as pathways, sheds, and gathering spaces, are cared for by all community members. For more information about garden maintenance and community responsibilities, please read our garden guidelines and policies
We welcome all who want to grow organic food through sustainable gardening practices. Community gardeners care for their garden plots. Plot sizes are generally 3 feet wide and 20 feet long with some of our garden plots being accessible, raised-bed plots.
Plot Fees are $22 per month or $132 every six months
Renewal payments are made bi-annually with the planting seasons of October 1 and April 1. If you cannot afford to pay for the full plot fee, you may be eligible for our Plot Fee Assistance program.
Plot Fees provide CGT with the financial resources necessary to make our gardens thrive and ensure the success of our gardening community. Some of the important items plot fees support:
- Administrative oversight
- Contractor salaries
- Office supplies
- Ongoing garden maintenance
What CGT Provides our Community Gardens
🥕 Plot rentals are generally 3’ x 20’ plots with a drip irrigation system
🥕 Orientation to the garden and assistance from the Site Coordinator and CGT Contractors
🥕 Access to the community garden and all common areas (all gardens are fenced and secured with locks)
🥕 Compost, mulch, and seeds when available
🥕 A secure storage shed with community tools, shovels, rakes, hoes, wheelbarrows, and other gardening equipment
🥕 Access to a composting area and hand watering hose for use in the garden
🥕 Gardening advice and educational support (e.g., garden meetings, information sessions, website, and newsletters)
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Click on the garden icon to find more info on the garden, including a brief description, address and cross streets
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2400 N. Country Club
Doolen Community and School Garden is located at Doolen Middle School. This garden has 24 plots, some of which are used by the students and teachers at the school. The students painted the shed with a beautiful mural, and other art created by students decorates the garden. There are also numerous native trees and plants, a few fruit trees, and an active composting system.
Near Swan and Grant
GD2 Community Garden is located at a private residence in Tucson’s Garden District. This “secret garden” is beautifully tucked away and surrounded by large trees and vines. This garden has chickens in an awesome chicken coop. The garden is small but tended by a caring group of diverse gardeners who work and learn together. Most of the 21 plots are in-ground, with a few raised beds as well.
Midtown - Near Ft Lowell and Country Club
Presidio Garden has 31 plots centrally located behind a private home. At Presidio we have a native pollinator garden built in collaboration with Sustainable Tucson, a community plot with flowers, and a shared herb garden. Parts of the garden are shaded by giant mesquites.
2919 N Los Altos
Keeling Community Garden is located at The Saint Germain Foundation. This community garden has 20 in-ground plots, a composting area, and a pollinator rain garden.
Gregory School Garden
3231 N. Craycroft
The Gregory School Garden is located on the grounds of the Gregory School, near the meeting of Tanque Verde Wash and Pantano Wash, where Native people farmed over 1000 years ago. Our garden tries to carry on this tradition with 33 plots and a mascot bird-Vermy, a Vermillion Flycatcher. Part of the garden is used by Gregory School students as part of their classwork.
3800 E River Rd.
Shay-Shay Community Garden is located at the Jewish Community Center. There are 23 in-ground plots. This garden has a beautiful view of the Catalina Mountains and is very close to The Loop bicycle and shared-use trail.
5901 E. 2nd St.
Chaverim Community Garden is located at the Chaverim Synagogue and was established in 2003. It is one of the Community Gardens of Tucson’s oldest and largest community gardens with 31 in-ground plots. What once used to be a parking lot is now a flourishing community in a garden. In 2020 we established our pollinator garden with help from the Audubon Society. Chaverim also has a very active compost system, rainwater cisterns, and a free little library.
Highland Vista Garden
5300 E. 7th St.
Highland Vista Garden is located in a neighborhood park on the east side of town at 5300 E. 7th St. (Near Craycroft Rd). There are 15 plots, both raised and in the ground, along with a pollinator plot, community herb garden, large compost system, and picnic tables. We have community events with our quaint, creative, mix of historic and contemporary neighborhood such as poetry slams and porch concerts.
Mary Meredith/Duffy Garden
755 N. Magnolia
Mary Meredith/Duffy Garden is a neighborhood garden between the Mary Meredith school and the former Duffy Elementary school. There is an active Kids in Garden program with the school. We have 16 plots, including a herb garden and pollinator plot built. We also have a fruit tree orchard with apple, peach, pomegranate, fig and quince trees, plus a sprawling grapevine. A large covered ramada with benches provides shade plus a safe place to watch the summer storms.
2000 N. 4th Ave.
Mansfield Community Garden is located at Mansfield Park and features a stunning bicycle art fence panel made by local artist Troy Neiman. The garden has active compost, and 22 plots including 3 raised beds for accessibility. Having this garden in a park allows many diverse folks from the surrounding community to enjoy the beauty and life it adds to the park.
Pio Decimo Garden
848 S 7th Ave
Pio Decimo Garden is a historic garden located in Barrio Santa Rosa. The tree-lined grounds are approximately 1/4 acre, and is comprised of 16 garden plots with room to grow. There are several common planting areas including: mature fruit trees, culinary herb garden, and a native pollinator garden. We hold a community work day in the garden on the first Saturday each month from 8am-noon. We welcome visitors and guests to join us at that time.
Ventana Vista Garden
6085 N Kolb Rd
Ventana Vista Community and School Garden is located at Ventana Vista Elementary School in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. This garden has 24 in-ground plots, a very active composting system, vermicomposting, and a fruit tree. The students and teachers have a garden space they use for education and growing food.
5301 E. Sunrise
Sunrise Garden is located on the east side of the Sunrise Drive Elementary School campus protected by a high steel fence and bounded on the north by the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains. There are 13 community garden plots, two large rain-water storage tanks and a shaded picnic table next to the garden. A unique aspect of the garden is that the community gardeners and students work in partnership in the same space and share responsibilities.
Rincon Mountain Garden
8445 E. Tanque Verde
Rincon Mountain Community Garden is located at the Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church. This scenic garden has a gorgeous view of the Santa Catalina Mountain range. It has 30 in-ground plots, two fruit trees and a pollinator plot. This garden is surrounded by the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
New Spirit Garden
8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
New Spirit Community Garden is located at the New Spirit Lutheran Church. New Spirit has 36 in-ground plots, a three-bin compost system, and a pollinator garden planted in partnership with the Audubon Society of Southern Arizona in 2020. The garden also has a small orchard planted in partnership with New Spirit Lutheran Church, and a communal playground area.
Homer Davis Garden
4250 N Romero Rd
Homer Davis Garden is located on the grounds of Homer Davis Elementary School on the west side of town. Part of the garden is used by Homer Davis students in their educational experience. We have 20 beds, including two pollinator beds, which are heavily visited by Queen butterflies and other pollinators. We have a fig tree, pomegranate tree, and a native bee house constructed by the school children.
Blue Moon Garden
1501 N Oracle Rd
Blue Moon Community Garden is located at Tucson House in the Barrio Blue Moon Neighborhood. This is a large garden with 36 plots. There are in-ground plots, and various sizes of raised beds to aid in more accessible gardening. There is a ramada and tile art decorating the benches in the garden. We have a native plant, pollinator, and rain garden. This garden has CGT’s first composting toilet! There is also a composting system, water cistern, and a small fruit tree orchard.
Community Gardens of Tucson
5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711
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.