Community gardens help preserve and protect the environment and promote living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. In Cary, we believe they are one of the attributes of a remarkable community. Cary has two primary community garden locations a an urban agriculture and historic preservation site that is open during public events. We also support dozens of garden programs at area schools, churches, and other community locations through our Spruce Program's tool lending program.
We hope you'll join us in the garden to take a stroll, volunteer for a work day, or rent a plot to grow your own vegetables!
Join us in the Garden
Weekday Watering Wednesday10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Every Wednesday during June-August)
Compost Education Center
Located in Bond Park (follow signs to Compost Education Center)
Join us in the garden for hands-on education about growing your own food! Perfect for families who are looking for tips for home gardening or ways to get your hands dirty without your own garden at home. This staffed event is a weekly opportunity to learn, play, and explore nature for all ages. No registration required.
Garden Open HouseThird Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. (April-September)
Carpenter Park Community Garden
4420 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27512
Explore the garden while learning what grows best in our region and how you can garden at home! Along with a chance to plant, weed, water, and harvest, this event will include kid-friendly games and a play area, folks on staff to get your gardening questions answered, and more. All ages are welcome. No registration required.
Cary Senior Center Community Garden – Open to Cary residents age 55 and over
Carpenter Park Community Garden – Open to all Cary residents
Good Hope Farm – Open to the public during events
Community Garden Resources
- A map of community gardens in Cary and the greater Triangle area
- A listing of community gardens in NC
- Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program
- Resources for Gardening with Children
- National Gardening Association
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Ten Steps to Starting a Community Garden
Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005