Community Gardens


Garden rentals begin March 11 at 8:30 am.

Plots will be available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis at:

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

Annual Rental Fee:
Plot Type Size Price
Full Plot 30' x 60' $20/each
Small Plot 30' x 30' $15/each
The Parks and Recreation Department Shall:
  • Plow, disk and mark of 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:
  • Show proof of home residence (driver's license, utility bill, phone bill). This address must match the address on the documentation supplied
  • Pay rental fee for each plot. Full Plot-$20 (limit 1); Small Plot-$15 (limit 2)
  • Obey all city, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinance and policies
  • Not apply pesticides including insecticides and herbicides. It is strictly prohibited
  • Not sell harvested produce from the gardens on city property. Any selling 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
  • Notify Bowling Green Parks and 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 31
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 270-393-3549 for more details.

Community Garden Plots (PDF)

2020 Community Garden Application

Community Garden Rentals (Video)

Community Garden Rentals (Video)

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