community gardens

Community gardens are magical places. Reflecting the personalities of their "members", they provide a multitude of benefits:

  • the freshest and tastiest vegetables around!
  • an open air community meeting place
  • impromptu gardening classes, and occasionally the scheduled kind as well
  • a membership-free (and guilt-free) fitness centre, and
  • beauty and art that takes your breath away!

Here's a summary of the community gardening opportunities spread across the County.


  • TYPS Community Garden
    Rachel Eades, Outreach Coordinator 613-256-8485
    garden location: beside the Almonte Library (155 High Street), near the Farmers Market

Carleton Place

  • Victoria School Museum Community Garden
    location: 267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place
  • St. Gregory's Next Door Community Garden
    location: west side of the parking lot, 176 Townline Road West, Carleton Place

contacts for both locations:
Gwen Wiebe, 613-253-2597 or Ray Elgersma, 257-5127

Lanark Highlands

  • Lanark Highlands Youth Centre Community Garden
    Ashley Wheeler, Executive Director 613-259-2012
    garden location: behind Township Municipal Offices, 75 George Street. Lanark Village

Smiths Falls

  • The REAL Deal Community Garden - Growing Together
    location: 85 William St. W. Smiths Falls
    contact: Mona Wynn, 613-283-1952 ext. 136 or

Town of Perth

  • Lanark County Community Garden
    location: behind the Lanark County Administrative Building, 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth
    contact Valorie Vincent 267-4200 ext 3112
  • YAK Youth Community Garden
    Tara Cameron, Program Director 613-264-8381
    garden location: Old Perth Shoe Factory, 1 Sherbrooke Street, Perth

opening in 2012:

  • Stewart School Community Garden, corners of Wilson and Christie Lake Roads, Perth
    contact: Cheryl Nash 613-268-2907