We work closely with local agencies to promote healthy eating and sustainable gardening throughout Gloucester.

our community garden applications are OPEN!

Download the application and submit it to us before March 1st, 2019 to be considered for a plot at Burnham’s Field (open to all Gloucester residents), Riverdale Park, Pond View Village, Willowood, or McPherson Park community gardens. Call/email us with questions on how to apply.

Community Gardens

Harvest at The Open Door
“I water his plants, he waters my plants, and we try to take care of each other.”
— Carol, Gardener at McPherson Park Senior Housing

                                                                    Our Community Garden Program partners receive individualized services to meet the unique needs of their agencies and clients. At a minimum we provide gardens, garden training, garden mentor support, and assistance acquiring low-cost seeds and seedlings. We have worked with the following organizations and housing communities:

  • North Shore Health Project

  • The Open Door Garden

  • Action Emergency Shelter

  • Pond View Village

  • McPherson Park Senior Housing

  • Riverdale Park Youth Garden

  • Burnham’s Field Community Garden

  • Grace Center/West End Neighborhood Community Garden

  • East End Community Garden

  • Willowood Housing Community Garden

Burnham's Field Gardener


Apply For A Garden Plot

Community garden applications are now OPEN!

Download our application and scan/email/return a hard copy; OR contact our community programs manager at community@backyardgrowers.org. You are eligible for a garden plot if:

  • You are a Pond View, McPherson Park, Willowood Gardens, or Riverdale Park resident OR

  • You live in Gloucester and are interested in a garden at Burnham's Field Community Garden

If you want to be the first to know when the applications become available— send us your email address and get on our lists! 

“I met the people who garden in the plot next to me the other day; they helped me build my trellis!”
— Burnham's Field Community Gardener

Interested in Starting a Community Garden?

If you work for a local agency and are interested in starting a community garden, please inquire at community@backyardgrowers.org.

Grace Center Community Garden