Community Gardens

Registration Process
Registration for community garden plots for 2016 is closed.  Thank you for the overwhelming response!
Deadlines/Important Dates 2016: 

  • April 11:    Registration packet & payment due
  • April 11:    Last day that returning gardeners' plots will be held
  • April 18:    New Gardeners - garden assignments for new gardeners will be made after April 18
  • May 20:    Weather and soil conditions permitting - garden assignments completed and plots marked
  • Oct. 31:    End of season clean-up date - plots must be cleared of plants and gardening equipment



Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. Some gardeners choose to solely grow flowers, while other gardeners grow vegetables for their own personal use, or to share with their neighbors. Benefits of Community Gardens:

Benefits of Community Gardens

  • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
  • Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
  • Stimulates Social Interaction
  • Encourages Self-Reliance
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Produces Nutritious Food
  • Reduces Family Food Budgets
  • Conserves Resources
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Reduces Crime
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots

Amherst Community Gardens Guidelines & Rules
Please click here to download the 2016 Guidelines & Rules
Garden Locations
The Town of Amherst has two Community Garden sites- Amhethyst Brook and Mill Lane.


(Please click links below)

Plot Size


Amethyst Brook*

Pelham Rd  

30' x 60'


Mill Lane

Amherst College Land 

20' x 20'


*Amethyst Brook garden sites available to Amherst residents only.

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