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Community Gardens Program

San Jose offers residents an opportunity to cultivate and harvest their own organic vegetables amidst the fast-paced life of Silicon Valley in one of 17 community gardens throughout San José. 

To Qualify for the Community Garden Program

  • Residents ages 18+ may rent a garden plot
  • You may place your name on a waiting list if the community garden is filled to capacity
  • One garden plot allowed per resident
  • Plots are issued on a year-to-year basis from January 1 to December 31
  • Annual registration cost, depending on the community garden, is $150.00 ($12.50 per month)  
    • Annual registration includes a water fee and an administrative fee, and may include a materials fee, depending on the community garden
  • Plot sizes range from 100 sq ft to 600 sq ft 
  • The community gardens program adheres strictly to Organic gardening principles, concepts, and practices
    • Use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, or other such substances or practices inconsistent with organic gardening are prohibited
  • Five (5) ADA accessible garden plots are available at Guadalupe Community Garden. Individuals with a disability will have priority in renting any of the ADA accessible garden plots 


Important Resources

Community Gardens Program
200 E Santa Clara St.
9th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main: 408-793-4165

    Garden Name Garden Location Acres District
    Alviso (temp. closed) Tony P. Santos and Wilson Way 0.50 4
    Berryessa Cape Colony and Commodore Drive 2.00 4
    Bestor S. 6th Street and Bestor Street 0.10 3
    Calabazas Blaney Avenue and Danridge Drive 0.30 1
    Cornucopia S. King Road and Story Road 1.00 5
    Coyote Creek Tully Road and Galveston Avenue 1.00 7
    Discovery Branham Lane E. and Discovery Avenue 0.50 2
    El Jardin S. King Road and Story Road 2.50 5
    Green Thumb Rhoda Drive and Roewill Drive 1.30 1
    Guadalupe Walnut Street and Asbury Street 1.50 3
    Hamline Hamline Street and Sherwood Avenue 0.80 6
    Jesse Frey W. Alma Avenue and Belmont Way 0.50 6
    La Colina Allegan Circle near Lean Avenue 2.00 2
    Laguna Seca Manresa Court and Bayliss Drive 0.75 2
    Mayfair Kammerer Avenue and Sunset Avenue 2.75 5
    Nuestra Tierra Tully Road and La Ragione Avenue 3.00 7
    Rainbow Johnson Avenue and Rainbow Drive 0.10 1
    Wallenberg Curtner Avenue and Cottle Avenue 1.25 6