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Office of Sustainability and the Environment

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).


2020/21 Garden Permit Renewals

NEW FOR JULY 2020: We will be changing out Permit System to ActiveNet. We will be contacting all current gardeners regarding their account in the Spring of 2020. There will be no change to your assigned garden plot or garden status. Utilizing ActiveNet, community gardeners will be able to quickly make payments online, updated their information and review permit details. Payment information will be sent shortly after the plot is verified with current resident status for the 2020/21 year. Please see links below for our Rules and Regulations along with our Good Neighbor Policy. 

For any questions about ActiveNet or verifying a plot for the 2020/21 year, contact Silvia Quintana at or 310-458-8300. 

For Current Community Gardeners


Public Programs

Communal Garden Program Ishihara Park (Suspended Indefinitely due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

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. Free drop in activity, no reservation needed.

Pancakes @ Ishihara Park  (Suspended Indefinitely due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

         3rd Saturday of Each Month | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free               

         2020 Dates: May 16 | Jun 20 | Jul 18 | Aug 15 | Sep 19 | Oct 17 | Nov 21 | Dec 19 |                                 

Breakfast in the Garden @ Main St. (Suspended Indefinitely due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

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

2020 Dates: Mar 14| Apr 11| May 9 | Jun 13 | Jul 11 | Aug 8 | Sep 12 | Oct 10 | Nov 14| Dec 12 |

Mar 14th  -   Join us for a stroll through the gardens, stay for a conversation about Water Conservation and Water Policies in the State of California

Grow LA Victory Garden @ Ishihara Park (Canceled Indefinitely due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

Saturday's | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | $20 per class or $75 for series; Free for residents of Gandara Neighborhood. See Attached Flyer for Registration Instructions. Rescheduled for the following dates:

2020 Dates: Apr 25 | May 2| May 9 | May 16| 

To find a fall class, visit:

A partnership with the University of California Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program.

Programs Information, Dates and Times Subject to Change
About Gardening
Last updated: 4/20/2021
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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