Davis Community Garden

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Park Location
1825 5th Street between L and Pole Line Road
113 18'x20' plots
• fee for 2014 is $100 annual registration, $35 one-time cleaning deposit
• $50 for a half-plot, $35 one-time cleaning deposit
• Plots rented after July 1st are half price
• Grow your own fruits and veggies!
• Or visit to see what other people grow
• (530) 320-2109 or communitygardens@cityofdavis.org

Commonly referred to by area residents as the "hippie garden." (Sometimes it's pejorative, sometimes affectionate. Depends on the tone.) The other major public garden in Davis is the Experimental College Garden. It appears that the city's open container ordinance does not apply to this park. There is a waiting list for renting plots here. Contact the coordinator at communitygardens@cityofdavis.org to be added to the waiting list.

For information on gardening and other gardens in Davis, see the gardening page.

Gardens.jpgFlowers in bloom compost.jpgCompost Bins leafy stuff.JPGDelicious green wonderland

pumpkin.jpgYear round jack-o-lantern

hangloose.jpgHang Loose garden1.jpgGuarding the entrance arbor.jpgGuarding the entrance (with grapes of doom)


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2009-12-08 16:44:06   Does anyone know what the large rig and construction that has been going on here is all about? —JoePomidor

2009-12-09 00:47:51   They are drilling a well. —DonShor

2010-11-30 15:06:34   There is currently a waiting list (about a one-year wait). To get on the waiting list you may contact the coordinator at communitygardens@cityofdavis.orgJaneSchaferKramer

2010-11-30 15:09:25   All are welcome to visit the garden, but please don't steal our produce! Gardeners invest time, energy, and money in their plots. Chances are, if you stop to chat nicely with the gardeners, you may be offered some surplus during harvest times! (Gardeners regularly donate their surplus to Davis Community Meals.) —JaneSchaferKramer

2011-03-30 11:08:48   Any gardeners at the 5th Street community garden interested in a Davis local food network, please see Facebook Group: "Davis Kitchen Gardeners". Crop/Seed swap, backyard fruit harvest, vacation watering and encouragement for Central Valley urban agriculture. —svolmer

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