Welcome to Helena Community Gardens

Garden With Us!

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!


St. Paul’s Dinner with the Gardeners
Join us on Wednesday, March 11th to kick of the growing season with our favorite recipes. This event is always a fun evening of good food and great company. Suggested donation is $5

Returning Gardener plots are now available
* Timeline to Reclaim Plot:  Before March 15, 2020   Returning Gardener Sign Ups Available Now!  Link Here

Payment and Agreement due for your plot:  ASAP
Note:  Applications received after March 15th will be added to the wait list and assigned on first come, first served basis. You will need to fill out a Garden Agreement (download pdf form here) (download google doc form here) for 2020, and payment is due in April. Payment and Agreement due for your plot:  ASAP

Deadline for fall cleanup and garden plot breakdown:  October 25th

New Gardener Sign Ups Begin: March 15, 2019
The first step is to fill out an online form in March.  We will contact you if the garden you are interested in has plot availability.  Gardeners will be selected by first come first served, and desired garden location.  If you find out you will be getting a plot, please read and fill out the Garden Agreement and return to the Garden Manager.  Payment is due in April.
Which garden?  View list and map of community gardens with links to maps for each location.
Gardeners on the Wait list:  Note:  Applications received after April will be added to the wait list. While you might not get a plot in your first choice of garden the first year, we keep an active waiting list that we work through the entire season.  Contact us if you have questions.

Please make sure we have your current contact information so we can touch base with you before the season begins!

If you would like to sponsor a plot for someone who may not have the resources to pay a plot fee, please indicate this on the online form.  We thank you for your generosity!

Fee Waiver
We are able to provide a full or partial waiver for a limited amount of plots. To apply for a waiver, please include this information on the online form.

Read about our Montana Rural Health
Initiative Mini-Grant, a success story from Waukesha Garden

photo of row cover and squash
Daphne points out the summer squash under the Row Cover