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Would you like to grow your own food or flowers but are limited by space, sunshine or poor soil? Want to learn more about gardening from fellow gardeners and local experts? Then join one of Greenville County Rec’s new Community Gardens!

Gardening is making a resurgence across the nation as people realize the many benefits including fresh air, exercise, socializing, and teaching children (and reminding ourselves) where food comes from. Gardening can be a lifelong, healthy activity with the bonus of delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables!

Current Locations:

ERS w gate and sign dec '16East Riverside Park
1155 S. Suber Road, Greer SC 29650

Pavilion garden Jan 30, 2017 reducedThe Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road, Taylors SC 29687

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What is a community garden?
Gardens will consist of 40-50 wooden raised gardening beds filled with an ideal mix of compost and topsoil, mulched pathways, multiple water sources and composting space. Garden perimeter will be completely fenced and secured with a combination lock. Only organic pesticides are allowed.

The individual garden beds are made of treated lumber and measure 4 ft x 8 ft x 12 in., enough to grow a variety of vegetables and herbs for year-round harvest.

Garden beds modified to increase accessibility will be available at The Pavilion garden location. Please contact Program Coordinator Aerin Brownlee at abrownlee@greenvillecounty.org or 864-676-2180 x133 if you need accommodations in order to participate in a community garden.

Please read our Community Garden guidelines for more information.
Community Garden Guidelines

office demo gardenCost:
One-year, renewable garden memberships of $50 per bed include:

  • Community water, hoses and nozzles
  • Monthly newsletter of timely gardening information
  • Periodic gardening education classes (free for garden members, $5 for public)
  • Regular garden visits by program coordinator

Sustainable Gardening Series Classes

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Community Garden members and the public are invited to attend classes on the first Tuesday of each month. They’re based on the American Community Gardening Association’s series, Environmental Education in the Community Garden, and also draw upon the knowledge of local experts and resources. They will cover a variety of topics from gardening basics for the newest gardeners to trap crops, beneficial insects and organic pest control. Choose just one or attend them all! Must register to attend (links below).

Cost:
Free for community garden members
$5 for non-members
$6 for non-member out of county

Request a Garden Near You

Interested in having a community garden near you? Please fill out this form to let us know. This information will help Greenville County Rec in selecting future garden sites. Future sites will be selected based on community interest and available land.