We have gardens in three different locations on City of New Westminster property. Each garden is divided into a number of plots. The plots are assigned to individual members, local groups or designated for communal use by all members.
Our members grow and harvest a variety of vegetables, fruit, berries and herbs. We also donate vegetables through partnership with local charities.
Visitors are welcome to view the gardens.
Its fenced area contains:
- 30 plots for individual members
- 4 for communal use
- 4 for groups
St. Mary’s Park Community Garden (85 Merivale Street)
Located beside École Qayqayt Elementary School, St. Mary’s Garden include a welcoming picnic bench sitting area. The garden is home to mason bees, which are excellent pollinators. Espalier fruit trees, blueberry bushes and strawberry plants surround the garden and are cared for by the city.
- 16 for individual members
- 2 for students and teachers at the nearby École Qayqayt Elementary School
- 2 for donation purposes
City Hall Community Garden (511 Royal Avenue)
Located in front of New Westminster City Hall. Garden supplies are stored in a shed built by students at New Westminster Secondary School.
- 24 plots consisting of one half raised bed each, which are tended to by individual members.
Interested in becoming a member of the New Westminster Garden Society?