Community Garden Reopening in 2021!
After a construction project closed the garden for the 2020 season, it will reopen in 2021 with improvements including:
- All new garden soil
- All new mulch
- Plastic timbers to separate the soil from the mulch and create a solid border
- Overall site cleanup.
The Edina Parks & Recreation Community Garden has 55 plots available to reserve. Priority is given to returning gardeners each new season.
Calendar for 2021 Season
March 1-31: Registration opens for Edina residents.
May 5: Meet & Greet event. Details to be announced.
May 8: Garden planting begins, weather permitting
Oct. 15: Gardens close; tilling begins.
Registration for Remaining Plots Opens 8 a.m. March 1
Edina residents can get 1 plot per household until they are sold out.
Only a few of each plot type remain available as priority is given to returning gardeners.
You must register online for one of these plots. They will sell out before paper applications can be processed.
Registration account: If you haven't registered for Edina Parks & Recreation classes or programs before, we recommend you create an account now. At the site, click on "Create an Account" in the upper right. Setting up an account is free.
Links for available plots (until sold out):
Waitlist: If your choice has a yellow "Waitlist" button and not a green "Register" button, click to add yourself to the waitlist. If a registered person is unable to use their plot, it will go to the next person on the waitlist.
- 10x10 plot - $45
- 10x15 plot - $50
- Limit one plot per household
Rules To Know Before Reserving
- Gardeners must provide own tools and seeds or plants. No tool storage is available.
- No insecticides or herbicides are allowed.
- Seasonal/annual plantings only.
- Do not plant anything that blocks sunlight for other plots or grows outside your box.
- Gardeners must weed and maintain their plot during the growing season.
- No unattended watering.
Gardeners will be given a full set of rules when registering and must agree to follow those.
About the Community Garden
The Community Garden is tucked behind Edina Fire Station 2 off York Avenue South. Easiest access by vehicle is by entering the Southdale YMCA parking lot, 7355 York Ave. S. It also can be accessed from the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.
Constructed in the spring of 2013, the 55-plot garden is a popular spot for growing flowers or vegetables. It was extensively remodeled in 2020 after a construction project on pipes that run underneath it.