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Help envision the future of Parks & Recreation in Santa Monica! Your input is valuable during this planning process. Fill out the digital survey and/or attend an upcoming Community Workshop, stop by a Pop Up in your neighborhood. Thank you for your participation!

Community Gardens

There are 3 community gardens locations and a learning garden in Santa Monica. Participation is open to Santa Monica residents, with applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Plots are assigned as they become available in the order in which applications are received. All gardeners must sign an annual licensing agreement and pay a licensing fee of $100 per calendar year (pro-rated by quarter). New gardeners receive an orientation session. Santa Monica residency required.

Please note: Demand for community garden plots far exceeds supply.  It may take years before you are assigned a plot.

  • Main Street, between Strand & Hollister (73 plots)
  • Park Drive, between Santa Monica Blvd & Broadway (38 plots, including 1 accessible plot)
  • Euclid Park, 1525 Euclid Street (10 plots, including 2 accessible and 3 short-term plots)
How to Apply

Proof of residency is required (drivers license or government-issued photo ID, and either a rental agreement, mortgage statement, or current utility bill).

For Current Community Gardeners

Public Programs

Communal Garden Program Ishihara Park

Ishihara Park Learning Garden Work Days 

Mondays and Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Free

Come get your hands dirty in the Communal Garden Program at Ishihara Park Learning Garden, a communal spot to learn and acquire gardening skills. Seasoned as well as new gardeners of all ages are welcome. Drop in, no reservation needed.

Pancakes at Ishihara Park Learning Garden

Select Saturdays | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free

2018 Dates: March 17 (RSVP for the David King Seed Saving Workshop) | May 19 | June 16 | July 14  | October 20  | November 17 | December 8

See what’s been growing, talk to community gardeners about gardening tips and spend the day in Santa Monica’s newest park.

Breakfast in the Garden @ Main St. 

2nd Saturday Monthly | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free

2018 Dates: March 10 | April 14 | May 12 | June 9 | July 14 | August 11 | September 8 |  October 13 | November 10 

Meet up with garden enthusiasts and take a peek at what’s growing at the Main St. Community Garden in this local monthly gathering. Potluck-style meeting while supplies last.

Programs Information, Dates and Times Subject to Change
About Gardening

Community Gardens

Community Recreation Division
ph: 310-458-8300



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