Community Gardens

All plots for the 2024 gardening season at Community Gardens have been sold. Check back in early 2025 for information on the next community garden sales date.

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation
225 East Third Avenue
Bowling Green, Ky 42101

The Parks and Recreation Department Shall:
  • Plow, disk and mark off gardens
  • Weather permitting, gardens will be ready by March 31
  • Mow all gardens that have weed growth of 24 inches or more
  • Not assume any responsibility for theft or damage from gardens
  • Not provide water or water access
The Gardeners Shall:
  • Obey all city, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and policies.
  • Not applying pesticides including insecticides and herbicides is prohibited. As defined by the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) chapter 217B "Pesticide" means: Any substance or mixture of substances intended to (a) prevent, destroy, control, repel, attract, or mitigate any pest; (b) be used as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant; or (c) be used as a spray adjuvant, once they have been mixed with an EPA registered product. (
  • Not sell harvested produce from the gardens on city property. Anyone selling on city property without a permit/license will be subject to fines and/or court costs.
  • Maintain the garden in good condition.
  • Not remove and/or move the stakes.
  • Be considerate of other gardeners.
  • Pay the rental fee in full for each plot.
    • $40 for large plot (30’x60’) Limit: 1 garden plot per household/address.
    • $20 for small plot (30’x30’) Limit: 2 garden plot per household/address.
  • Show proof of home residence (driver’s license, phone bill, BGMU or WRECC utility bill). The address on this application must match the address on the documentation submitted.
  • Notify Parks & Recreation if he/she decides not to use the garden. No Refunds.
  • Not drive motor vehicles outside of designated areas.
  • Have everything removed from the gardens by October 31st. The gardens will be plowed under for the winter.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 270-393-3549 for more details.
Annual Rental Fee:
Plot Type Size Price
Full Plot 30' x 60' $40/each
Small Plot 30' x 30' $20/each

Kereiakes Park: Garden Plots Map

Pedigo Park: Garden Plots Map

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