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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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Bruce Monroe Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Park View

Number of plots: 214

Euclid Street Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

Number of plots: 40

Kalorama Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Kalorama Triangle

Number of plots: 19

West End Community Garden

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Neighborhood: West End

Number of plots: 20

Friendship Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Friendship Heights

Number of plots: 50

Newark Street Community Garden

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Neighborhood: McLean Gardens

Number of plots: 220

Palisades Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Palisades

Number of plots: 20

Emery Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 40

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Fort Stevens Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 9

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Hamilton Community Garden

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Neighborhood: 16th Street Heights

Number of plots: 8

Takoma Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Takoma

Number of plots: 11

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Twin Oaks Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 62

Upshur Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 40

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National Arboretum Youth Garden

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Neighborhood: Northeast

Number of plots: No individual plots

Edgewood Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Edgewood

Number of plots: 10

Harry Thomas Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Eckington

Number of plots: 16

Langdon Youth and Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Langdon

Number of plots: 22

Noyes Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 7

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Taft Field Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 10

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 Theodore Hagans Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Fort Lincoln

Number of plots: No individual plots

Turkey Thicket Community Garden

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Neighborhood: University Heights

Number of plots: 15

Lovejoy Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Number of plots: 18

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Southwest Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Southwest

Number of plots: 32

Virginia Avenue Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront

Number of plots: 80

Benning Park Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Marshall Heights

Number of plots: 16

Hillcrest Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Hillcrest

Number of plots: 14

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Lederer Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights

Number of plots: 40

Soilful City Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: No individual plots

Marvin Gaye Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: 24

Douglass Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Douglass

Number of plots: 9

Ferebee Hope Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Washington Highlands

Number of plots: 11

Fort Greble Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Bellevue

Number of plots: 9

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Fort Stanton Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Fort Stanton

Number of plots: 9

Mothers Peace Community Garden

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Neighborhood: Congress Heights

Number of plots: No individual plots

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Bruce Monroe Community Garden

Neighborhood: Park View

Number of plots: 214

Euclid Street Community Garden

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

Number of plots: 40

Kalorama Community Garden

Neighborhood: Kalorama Triangle

Number of plots: 19

West End Community Garden

Neighborhood: West End

Number of plots: 20

Friendship Community Garden

Neighborhood: Friendship Heights

Number of plots: 50

Newark Street Community Garden

Neighborhood: McLean Gardens

Number of plots: 220

Palisades Community Garden

Neighborhood: Palisades

Number of plots: 20

Emery Community Garden

A close-up of a garden hoe in some dirt at a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 40

A close-up of a garden hoe in some dirt at a community garden. Shutterstock

Fort Stevens Community Garden

A garden plot with small plants. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brightwood

Number of plots: 9

A garden plot with small plants. Shutterstock

Hamilton Community Garden

Neighborhood: 16th Street Heights

Number of plots: 8

Takoma Community Garden

A pair of hands in yellow gloves works on a small plant. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Takoma

Number of plots: 11

A pair of hands in yellow gloves works on a small plant. Shutterstock

Twin Oaks Community Garden

Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 62

Upshur Community Garden

A row of plots filled with plants in an urban community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Petworth

Number of plots: 40

A row of plots filled with plants in an urban community garden. Shutterstock

National Arboretum Youth Garden

Neighborhood: Northeast

Number of plots: No individual plots

Edgewood Community Garden

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Number of plots: 10

Harry Thomas Community Garden

Neighborhood: Eckington

Number of plots: 16

Langdon Youth and Community Garden

Neighborhood: Langdon

Number of plots: 22

Noyes Community Garden

Sprouts in an urban garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 7

Sprouts in an urban garden. Shutterstock

Taft Field Community Garden

Small plants in a sunny garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Brookland

Number of plots: 10

Small plants in a sunny garden. Shutterstock

 Theodore Hagans Community Garden

Neighborhood: Fort Lincoln

Number of plots: No individual plots

Turkey Thicket Community Garden

Neighborhood: University Heights

Number of plots: 15

Lovejoy Community Garden

Plants grow along wooden frames in a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Number of plots: 18

Plants grow along wooden frames in a community garden. Shutterstock

Southwest Community Garden

Neighborhood: Southwest

Number of plots: 32

Virginia Avenue Community Garden

Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront

Number of plots: 80

Benning Park Community Garden

Neighborhood: Marshall Heights

Number of plots: 16

Hillcrest Community Garden

Herbs grow in a community garden. Shutterstock

Neighborhood: Hillcrest

Number of plots: 14

Herbs grow in a community garden. Shutterstock

Lederer Community Garden

Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights

Number of plots: 40

Soilful City Community Garden

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Number of plots: No individual plots