Community gardens provide many environmental benefits and improve the quality of life for residents of the City. The American Community Gardening Association explains that community gardens reduce city heat from streets and parking lots, preserve green space, beautify neighborhoods, conserve resources, produce nutritious food, provide a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulate social interaction, reduce family food budgets, provide opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections, and provide opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education. Additionally, community gardens often donate a portion of their produce to local area food banks or other charitable organizations that help those in need.
Community Gardens Partnership Program
The City provides a 95% water subsidy to help support gardening initiatives throughout the City. If your organization is interested in partnering your garden with the City, please use the resources below to find out information on eligibility, requirements, and how to apply.
Community Gardens Application
Community Gardens Brochure
Community Gardens Resolution and Regulations
Gardens Near You
Community Garden Partners
The City of Richardson created the Community Gardens Partnership Program for local nonprofit and religious organizations. Organizations that partner with Richardson provide gardening opportunities for residents of the City and provide community support through charitable donation. In exchange for their contributions to the community, the City of Richardson provides these organizations with a 95% water subsidy.
Please continue to check Environmental Services for additional partners.
Additional Community Gardens in the City
Here are some additional community gardens in Richardson that are not affiliated with the City's Community Gardens Partnership Program. Please refer to the contact information below for more information on gardening with these organizations.
Central Christian Church
1651 E. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75081
Contact Everett Kruse 972-849-0290 for more information
The Epiphany Neighborhood Garden
Church of the Epiphany
421 Custer Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Mark Twain Elementary Community Garden
1200 Larkspur Dr.
Richardson, TX 75081
Contact: Jen Henderson
Community Gardening Resources