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Community gardens and orchards

Community gardens

Monklands community garden

The Airdrie Horticultural Society operates an annual community garden with plots for rent in Monklands.

Visit the Airdrie Horticultural Society website


Lanark community garden

This new community garden boasts over 50 raised beds and is located in the community of Lanark. Airdrie residents can now claim complimentary garden plots for the remainder of the 2023 growing season. While the garden is in its early stages, plans for formal processes next year are underway.  Claim a plot or two and define your area with rows or plant markers.

Taps are available throughout the garden to fill cans or attach hoses. Please remove hoses after use. Respect others' plantings and don’t disturb other plots. Harvest only from your own plants.

Community orchards

There are four community orchards located in various communities throughout the City that have edible landscape including various fruit trees and bushes that the public are welcome to pick. Both residents and the Parks Department maintain the community orchards.

Orchards are located in Monklands (near the Community garden), next to the Plainsmen arena and in the communities of Windsong and Ravenswood.

Each community orchard has a map (PDF) identifying where specific fruit trees and bushes are located and their recommended harvest times. 

Community orchard map showing location of Monklands community garden orchard, Plainsmen orchard, Windsong orchard and Ravenswood orchard