Community Gardens

The Wilmette Park District offers community garden plots in two locations:

Centennial Park, adjacent to the Centennial Recreation Complex near the intersection of Old Glenview and Hibbard Roads. There are 69 plots at Centennial Park. Click here for a map of the garden. 

West Park, located at 3555 Lake Avenue. There are 85 plots at West Park. Click here for a map of the garden.

All plots are 10 feet by 20 feet. They are available to Wilmette residents and non-residents. Contracts run March 1 to December 31. There is a fee per plot. The fee for a Wilmette resident is $33. The non-resident fee is $54.

Returning gardeners have first priority to renew their contracts, so each year a limited number of plots are available. If plots are not available, a gardener can be put on the waitlist. The waitlist is handled chronologically. Gardeners will be contacted by phone if an opening becomes available.

Gardeners are responsible for the maintenance of their garden plot. This includes soil preparation and any changes to the soil. Gardening tools are not provided. Water is supplied.

Gardens will be checked periodically for maintenance. If a garden appears to need attention, gardeners will be notified by phone and mail.

Click here for a garden plot application. Please provide an e-mail address so you can be notified if any issues occur such as a water shut off or flooding.

Contact Darlene at 847-256-9638 or via email at dpracht@wilpark.org with questions. 

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