Community Gardens

Community gardens provide a location for residents to grow an array of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Popular crops include tomatoes, basil, squash, sunflowers, raspberries, asparagus, onions and greens.

Page updated on May 5, 2021 at 8:40 PM

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Community Gardening is one way that the City is helping to increase Alexandria residents’ access to locally grown, environmentally sustainable foods as part of the   Healthy Food Alexandria initiative

The gardening season runs March 1 through November 30 each year.
 

Chinquapin Organic Gardens

Located near T.C. Williams High School and behind the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, the Chinquapin Organic Gardens are run by the City of Alexandria. Plots are available for rent with priority given to City residents.  Each full plot is about 15x20 ft., and half plots are 15x10 ft. There are a total of 176 plots. Rentals are available on an annual basis, when plots are available. For more information, visit the Chinquapin Organic Gardens website or contact Alexandria Community Gardens

Please read the Community Garden Plot Regulations regarding garden plot rental before submitting a Community Garden Plot Application. Once all garden plots have been rented, a waiting list will be formed. It may take more than a year for a plot to become available. 

Holmes Run Community Garden

The Holmes Run Community Garden are located on the west-end of  the City on Holmes Run Pkwy, in Holmes Run Park.  Each plot is about 15x20 feet wide, and there are 24 plots. Rentals are available on an annual basis, when plots are available. For more information, visit the Holmes Run Community Garden website or contact Alexandria Community Gardens

 Please read the Community Garden Plot Regulations regarding garden plot rental before submitting a Community Garden Plot Application. Once all garden plots have been rented, a waiting list will be formed and it may take more than a year for a plot to become available. 

Dale Street Community Garden

Located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Dale Street Community Gardens (DSCG) opened in 2018, and offers 42 raised beds for rent along with communal space for demonstration gardens and horticulture education.  There are three sizes of raised beds available. Membership priority is given to neighborhood residents within a .50 mile radius of the garden.

DSCG is governed by a volunteer garden board in partnership with the City of Alexandria. The mission of the DSCG is to support and enhance the social capital, food security, and health of the local community through gardening. A portion of food grown in the garden is donated to local food banks.

The garden board manages its own plot registration. The gardens are located at 65 Dale Street.

2021 Dale Street Community Garden Application

For more information about Dale Street Community Garden contact:   dalestgarden@gmail.com  



Alexandria Community Gardens:   
               
Park Operations, RPCA 
703.746.5496 
RPCAgardens@alexandriava.gov


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Jones Point Community Garden

The Jones Point Community Garden located near the I-495 overpass, is on the grounds of the National Park Service and is not affiliated with the City of Alexandria.  For more information, contact:  JonesPointParkGardens@gmail.com

GW Community Garden

The GW Community Garden  is located on the grounds of George Washington Middle School. A group of approximately 20 interested citizens in Del Ray has formed a committee to manage the garden, with support from the Master Gardeners and ACPS Garden Coordinator Wendy Sparrow. For more information, e-mail gwcommunitygarden@gmail.com.

Cora Kelly Community GARDEN

The Cora Kelly garden is located on the grounds of Cora Kelly Elementary School. Garden plots are managed through ACPS.  For more information, call the main office, 703-706-4420. 

ARHA Community Gardens

The ACHIEVE Planning Team is partnering with the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) to build community gardens for residents and kick-off a gardening and nutrition program for ARHA children and families.

Other Resources:
Virginia Cooperative Extension 

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