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Saint Paul is home to more than 60 community gardens engaging more than 300 community gardeners.  Gardening on City property may happen in a variety of ways:

Become a Garden Steward Volunteer
Would you like to garden with a group of volunteers, help at the Blooming Saint Paul greenhouse and nursery, or just spend some quiet time on your own maintaining a favorite public garden near you?

In 2010, 48% of Parks' ornamental gardens were maintained with help of volunteers. To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please Click here .

If you are a volunteer reporting your hours, click here, login and enter your hours.

Find a Community Vegetable Garden Plot
If you are looking for a garden plot for growing vegetables or flowers; or looking for gardening resources, contact Gardening Matters at (612) 492-8964.

Start a New Garden

Interested in starting a new community ornamental or vegetable garden on City property?
Contact Mark Granlund, Arts and Gardens Coordinator 651-632-2454 or

The Saint Paul Department of Public Works has recently made approximately eight acres of land available for community vegetable gardens.  For information about these properties and to inquire about gardening on them, please click here.

For information about HRA properties and HRA Garden Lease Guidelines, click here.

City of Saint Paul Gardening Policy and Guidelines
Before you start, there are a few things to know about gardening in Saint Paul. The following are policies to be aware of while gardening in Saint Paul:

- Boulevard Gardening
- Use of Pesticides and Fertilizers on Park Property
- Residential Composting
- Planters in Commercial Areas
- HRA Garden Lease Guidelines

Community Gardening Events
Want to find out the latest on seed swaps, plant exchanges, workshops and garden tours in Saint Paul?  Check out the Gardening Event Calendar.

Gardening Questions?
Get FREE answers to your gardening and horticultural questions from the Ramsey County Master Gardeners.

Visit them online at:
Ask a Master Gardener Line
--Call 651-704-2071 and leave your question. A Ramsey County Master Gardener volunteer will call with a researched answer. FREE. Please leave an unblocked phone # for them to return your call.

Are you looking for FREE mulch or compost for your community garden?
Contact Ramsey County at 651-633-3279 or at

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