Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization manages ten gardens across our community where we provide seeds, tools, healthy soil and growing support for every level of gardener. To learn more check out this list of our gardens. Gardens are filled first by returning gardeners, then on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each of our community gardens provides participants with an individual plot, tools, water, compost, straw, common space and the knowledge and guidance of Garden Managers and the HCG network. With these resources, and a little bit of persistence and patience gardeners cultivate food for their family, friends, and we encourage donations to Helena Food Share as well!

Returning Gardeners, you have until March 1 to sign-up if you want the same plot as last year! Sign-ups have been open for a while but now time is ticking. All 2023 gardeners have been sent an email with instructions as well as a sign-up link. If you need the instructions again, don’t hesitate to email us: [email protected]

Only when signing up until March 1st can returning gardeners choose the same plots from the previous (2023) season. If you are a returning gardener, but would like a different plot from your 2023 plot, or would like to move to a different garden, you will have a 2 week period from March 2, 2024- March 15, 2024 to be able to choose a new plot. You may also continue to sign up after New Gardener sign-ups open, but will risk losing your preferred plot.

Sign-ups for New Gardeners will open March 16, 2024.

Calling all Soup Lovers!

We’d love to have your favorite recipes for a Helena Community Gardens Soup Cookbook.

Over several years, Board members, staff, and volunteers of HCG have served many delicious soups for the Wednesday Community Dinners at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. We’ve often been asked for the soup recipes and have decided to compile these recipes and other favorites into a cookbook as a fundraiser for Helena Community Gardens.

Add your favorite soup recipe HERE. If you have questions in the process, please check our HOW TO document.

If you would like to sponsor a plot for someone who may not have the resources to pay a plot fee, please consider making a donation to Helena Community Gardens and designate it as a plot sponsorship. We thank you for your generosity!

If you have any questions, or concerns, please email us at [email protected].