Community Garden Program

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The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation department operates three community gardens for lease and use each year. Planting begins at the end of March. Information about each garden is below.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for 2020 Season is through February 28, 2020 for returning gardeners between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Returning gardeners may only register for their EXACT gardens from 2019.  Returning gardeners may register for new gardens beginning on March 2, 2020.

Open registration begins on March 2, 2020. Applications for new gardeners will not be accepted before Monday, March 2, 2020. A waiting list is not kept for those seeking gardens.

  • 8th Street Large Gardens
    Sizes available: 10' x 20' Patches
    Address: 1030 8th St NE
    $30 Auburn resident, $38 Non-resident
    Available in early 2020
  • Garna Botting Jones Community Garden
    Sizes available: 10' x 20' Patches
    4th and J Streets NE
    $55 Auburn resident, $63 Non-resident, Price includes $25 refundable cleanup deposit
    Available in early 2020

Basic Guidelines (detailed guidelines are listed on application form which can be downloaded above):

  • There is a limit of two (2) Community Gardens per applicant.
  • The City will process the applications, assign the Community Gardens, provide water to the site, and work with the King County Extension Service to provide gardener information.
  • The City will not be rototilling Community Gardens. Gardeners are responsible for cultivating, weeding, watering, and other care of their Community Gardens.
  • We are emphasizing "green" or chemical free gardening.
  • Gardeners are encouraged to donate extra produce to the Auburn Food Bank at 930 18th Pl. NE or call 253-833-8925. For assistance in picking vegetables for, or delivering them to the Auburn Food Bank, call the Auburn Youth Council at 253-804-5052.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts& Recreation at 253-931-3043.