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Where to find community gardens in D.C.

There are dozens spread across the city, waiting to be tilled

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Hoping to work on your green thumb? Check out one of these 34 community gardens in D.C. Nearly all of them are administered by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation and overseen by volunteer garden managers whom you’ll have to contact to secure a plot. Good luck, and be patient: The waitlists can be long.

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1. Bruce Monroe Community Garden

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3000 Georgia Avenue, NW, Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Neighborhood: Park View

Number of plots: 214

2. Euclid Street Community Garden

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1412 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 642-5724
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Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

Number of plots: 40

3. Kalorama Community Garden

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1865 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7606
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Neighborhood: Kalorama Triangle

Number of plots: 19

4. West End Community Garden

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1275 25th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Neighborhood: West End

Number of plots: 20

5. Friendship Community Garden

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4500 Van Ness St NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-2198
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Neighborhood: Friendship Heights

Number of plots: 50

6. Newark Street Community Garden

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3307-3499 39th St NW
Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: McLean Gardens

Number of plots: 220

7. Palisades Community Garden

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5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: Palisades

Number of plots: 20

8. Emery Community Garden

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&, Missouri Avenue Northwest, 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 40

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9. Fort Stevens Community Garden

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1327 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 9

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10. Hamilton Community Garden

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1340 Hamilton St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: 16th Street Heights

Number of plots: 8

11. Takoma Community Garden

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300 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood: Takoma

Number of plots: 11

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12. Twin Oaks Community Garden

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1390 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-3253
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Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 62

13. Upshur Community Garden

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4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 40

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14. National Arboretum Youth Garden

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2412 Rand Pl NE
Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Northeast

Number of plots: No individual plots

15. Edgewood Community Garden

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300 Evarts St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Number of plots: 10

16. Harry Thomas Community Garden

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1743 Lincoln Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Eckington

Number of plots: 16

17. Langdon Youth and Community Garden

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2901 20th St NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 576-6595
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Neighborhood: Langdon

Number of plots: 22

18. Noyes Community Garden

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1000 Franklin St NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 424-3325

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 7

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19. Taft Field Community Garden

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1800 Perry St NE
Washington, DC 20018

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 10

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20.  Theodore Hagans Community Garden

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3201 Fort Lincoln Dr NE
Washington, DC 20018

Neighborhood: Fort Lincoln

Number of plots: No individual plots

21. Turkey Thicket Community Garden

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1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017

Neighborhood: University Heights

Number of plots: 15

22. Lovejoy Community Garden

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E St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Number of plots: 18

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23. Southwest Community Garden

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1000 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

Neighborhood: Southwest

Number of plots: 32

24. Virginia Avenue Community Garden

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1098 9th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront

Number of plots: 80

25. Benning Park Community Garden

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5100 Southern Ave SE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 341-6765
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Neighborhood: Marshall Heights

Number of plots: 16

26. Hillcrest Community Garden

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3100 Denver St SE
Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Hillcrest

Number of plots: 14

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27. Lederer Community Garden

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4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 727-8061

Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights

Number of plots: 40

28. Soilful City Community Garden

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Dix St NE & 53rd St NE
Washington, DC 20019

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: No individual plots

29. Marvin Gaye Community Garden

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15 61st St NE
Washington, MD 20019

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: 24

30. Douglass Community Garden

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1898 Stanton Terrace SE
Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Douglass

Number of plots: 9

31. Ferebee Hope Community Garden

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3999 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 673-7647
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Neighborhood: Washington Highlands

Number of plots: 11

32. Fort Greble Community Garden

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Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 517-4544
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Neighborhood: Bellevue

Number of plots: 9

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33. Fort Stanton Community Garden

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1812 Erie St SE
Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Fort Stanton

Number of plots: 9

34. Mothers Peace Community Garden

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Mississippi Ave SE & 13th St SE
Washington, DC 20032

Neighborhood: Congress Heights

Number of plots: No individual plots

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1. Bruce Monroe Community Garden

3000 Georgia Avenue, NW, Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Neighborhood: Park View

Number of plots: 214

3000 Georgia Avenue, NW, Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Euclid Street Community Garden

1412 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

Number of plots: 40

1412 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Kalorama Community Garden

1865 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Neighborhood: Kalorama Triangle

Number of plots: 19

1865 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. West End Community Garden

1275 25th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Neighborhood: West End

Number of plots: 20

1275 25th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

5. Friendship Community Garden

4500 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: Friendship Heights

Number of plots: 50

4500 Van Ness St NW
Washington, DC 20016

6. Newark Street Community Garden

3307-3499 39th St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: McLean Gardens

Number of plots: 220

3307-3499 39th St NW
Washington, DC 20016

7. Palisades Community Garden

5200 Sherier Pl NW, Washington, DC 20016

Neighborhood: Palisades

Number of plots: 20

5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016

8. Emery Community Garden

&, Missouri Avenue Northwest, 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
A close-up of a garden hoe in some dirt at a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 40

&, Missouri Avenue Northwest, 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20011

9. Fort Stevens Community Garden

1327 Van Buren St NW, Washington, DC 20012
A garden plot with small plants. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 9

1327 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

10. Hamilton Community Garden

1340 Hamilton St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: 16th Street Heights

Number of plots: 8

1340 Hamilton St NW
Washington, DC 20011

11. Takoma Community Garden

300 Van Buren St NW, Washington, DC 20012
A pair of hands in yellow gloves works on a small plant. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Takoma

Number of plots: 11

300 Van Buren St NW
Washington, DC 20012

12. Twin Oaks Community Garden

1390 Taylor St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 62

1390 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011

13. Upshur Community Garden

4300 Arkansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
A row of plots filled with plants in an urban community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 40

4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

14. National Arboretum Youth Garden

2412 Rand Pl NE, Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Northeast

Number of plots: No individual plots

2412 Rand Pl NE
Washington, DC 20002

15. Edgewood Community Garden

300 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Number of plots: 10

300 Evarts St NE
Washington, DC 20002

16. Harry Thomas Community Garden

1743 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002

Neighborhood: Eckington

Number of plots: 16

1743 Lincoln Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002

17. Langdon Youth and Community Garden

2901 20th St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Neighborhood: Langdon

Number of plots: 22

2901 20th St NE
Washington, DC 20018

18. Noyes Community Garden

1000 Franklin St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Sprouts in an urban garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 7

1000 Franklin St NE
Washington, DC 20017

19. Taft Field Community Garden

1800 Perry St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Small plants in a sunny garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 10

1800 Perry St NE
Washington, DC 20018

20.  Theodore Hagans Community Garden

3201 Fort Lincoln Dr NE, Washington, DC 20018

Neighborhood: Fort Lincoln

Number of plots: No individual plots

3201 Fort Lincoln Dr NE
Washington, DC 20018

21. Turkey Thicket Community Garden

1100 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

Neighborhood: University Heights

Number of plots: 15

1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017

22. Lovejoy Community Garden

E St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Plants grow along wooden frames in a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Number of plots: 18

E St NE
Washington, DC 20002

23. Southwest Community Garden

1000 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Neighborhood: Southwest

Number of plots: 32

1000 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

24. Virginia Avenue Community Garden

1098 9th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront

Number of plots: 80

1098 9th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

25. Benning Park Community Garden

5100 Southern Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019

Neighborhood: Marshall Heights

Number of plots: 16

5100 Southern Ave SE
Washington, DC 20019

26. Hillcrest Community Garden

3100 Denver St SE, Washington, DC 20020
Herbs grow in a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Hillcrest

Number of plots: 14

3100 Denver St SE
Washington, DC 20020

27. Lederer Community Garden

4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights

Number of plots: 40

4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019

28. Soilful City Community Garden

Dix St NE & 53rd St NE, Washington, DC 20019

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: No individual plots

Dix St NE & 53rd St NE
Washington, DC 20019

29. Marvin Gaye Community Garden

15 61st St NE, Washington, MD 20019

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: 24

15 61st St NE
Washington, MD 20019

30. Douglass Community Garden

1898 Stanton Terrace SE, Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Douglass

Number of plots: 9

1898 Stanton Terrace SE
Washington, DC 20020

31. Ferebee Hope Community Garden

3999 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20032

Neighborhood: Washington Highlands

Number of plots: 11

3999 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20032

32. Fort Greble Community Garden

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW, Washington, DC 20032
Microgreens in an urban garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Bellevue

Number of plots: 9

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW & Elmira St SW
Washington, DC 20032

33. Fort Stanton Community Garden

1812 Erie St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Neighborhood: Fort Stanton

Number of plots: 9

1812 Erie St SE
Washington, DC 20020

34. Mothers Peace Community Garden

Mississippi Ave SE & 13th St SE, Washington, DC 20032
Vegetables growing in an urban garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Congress Heights

Number of plots: No individual plots

Mississippi Ave SE & 13th St SE
Washington, DC 20032