A Community Garden creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy and education. Having a garden plot encourages self-reliance, provides nutritious food for your family and reduces a family’s annual food budget. The Wilbraham Community Garden grows in leaps and bounds each year with over 60 active gardeners growing veggies in plots varying from a 10 feet by 50 feet area to almost an acre. We also have four raised garden beds for those folks who have limited mobility.
Garden plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to returning gardeners. New and returning gardeners are invited to attend the annual spring sign-up meeting held at the Wilbraham Town Hall prior to the growing season. The exact date of the meeting is posted in the local newspaper. Garden plots are approximately 25 feet by 50 feet, or 1250 square feet, and the rental cost is $30 per plot. (as of 2017) There are several gardeners that share a plot each season to help alleviate the work and time. During the growing season, there is water on site as well as a portable toilet. If you are interested in joining us at the Wilbraham Community Garden, or if you would like more information, you may contact the garden coordinator Melissa Graves in the Conservation Commission Office at 596-2800, ext. 204.