Montréal’s community gardens
program began in 1975. There are 97 community gardens. The boroughs have managed
the program since the municipal reorganization in 2002.
Eighteen boroughs offer plots of land to their citizens for gardening. In
some boroughs, a gardening instructor visits the garden regularly to give advice
to gardeners. Some boroughs offer adapted gardens for persons with reduced
Materials provided include soil, a water source, tool shed or toolbox,
tables, fences, sand, paint and flowers.
Each community garden elects a volunteer committee to oversee administrative
For more information:
of community gardens (in French)
La Feuille de chou newsletter
La Feuille de chou is a gardening newsletter published by the boroughs’
culture, des sports, recreation and social development departments for
Montréal’s community gardeners. The French-language newsletter is published two
or three times yearly and is full of useful gardening facts and tips.
- Spring-summer 2010 (in French)
Topics: celery, summer
savory, horticultural gatherings, Seed Festival, miniature vegetables,
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