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Update May 1, 2020

Plots are currently full at Butler Park and Switchyard Park, as are small plots and raised beds at Willie Streeter.

If you would like to be added to the wait list for one of these plots, please email or call 812-349-3704. Remember to state if you have garden location or plot size requests.

About the Community Gardening Program

The Community Gardening program offers a variety of gardening opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Services provided in the gardens include the initial preparation of the garden area, water access, maintained paths, composting facilities, deer fencing, access to mulch, the advice of knowledgeable staff, and the Garden Beet newsletter. Communal tools are available for use at scheduled times during the week. Our three garden sites have plenty of conveniently located parking and are accessible by Bloomington Transit bus routes. Plots are avilable for use starting in mid-April. 

How to register: Gardeners may register on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Feb. 19, 2020. Garden plots are available to rent throughout the season or until all plots are rented. For more information or to receive a registration packet, call 812-349-3704 or email

To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the Bloomington community, financial assistance is available for those in need to help cover garden plot rental fees. For more information or to receive an application, call the Parks and Recreation office at 812-349-3700.

For more information regarding the Community Gardening Program, call 812-349-3704 or email