New Community Gardens

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This consultation is now closed. We will review community feedback and post outcomes here this spring



A new community pollinator garden is in the works for Northumberland Park, located where Northumberland Street meets Kent Street in ward one. If approved, it will be built and ready to plant for spring 2021.

This particular proposal will not include growing food (due to the lack of a water source on site) so the focus will be on growing pollinator-friendly plants. It will provide opportunities to involve the community in a variety of activities such as planting and tending the plants, harvesting, sharing seeds and using plants to make things like herbal teas.

Location indicated as a 12.2m x x4.9 m rectangle in the south-west corner of Northumberland park with 6 small plots and three larger plots available

We asked you:

  • How you feel about the proposed community garden
  • What you think of the proposed location
  • What feedback you have about the proposed community garden
  • How you feel about participating in the garden if it’s approved

Next steps

We will use your feedback to help determine if the proposed garden will benefit the park’s users. Once we’ve made a decision, we will follow up with you to let you know our final results.

About Guelph’s Community Gardens

The community garden program encourages volunteers to use City parks as locations for fruit, vegetable and pollinator gardens that benefit the community. Having fruits and vegetables grown just around the corner in your park brings a whole new meaning to local food. Pollinator gardens provide a food source for a variety of wildlife including insects and some bird species. Visit guelph.ca/communitygardens to learn more.

This consultation is now closed. We will review community feedback and post outcomes here this spring



A new community pollinator garden is in the works for Northumberland Park, located where Northumberland Street meets Kent Street in ward one. If approved, it will be built and ready to plant for spring 2021.

This particular proposal will not include growing food (due to the lack of a water source on site) so the focus will be on growing pollinator-friendly plants. It will provide opportunities to involve the community in a variety of activities such as planting and tending the plants, harvesting, sharing seeds and using plants to make things like herbal teas.

Location indicated as a 12.2m x x4.9 m rectangle in the south-west corner of Northumberland park with 6 small plots and three larger plots available

We asked you:

  • How you feel about the proposed community garden
  • What you think of the proposed location
  • What feedback you have about the proposed community garden
  • How you feel about participating in the garden if it’s approved

Next steps

We will use your feedback to help determine if the proposed garden will benefit the park’s users. Once we’ve made a decision, we will follow up with you to let you know our final results.

About Guelph’s Community Gardens

The community garden program encourages volunteers to use City parks as locations for fruit, vegetable and pollinator gardens that benefit the community. Having fruits and vegetables grown just around the corner in your park brings a whole new meaning to local food. Pollinator gardens provide a food source for a variety of wildlife including insects and some bird species. Visit guelph.ca/communitygardens to learn more.

  • Budget Watch

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    All expenses related to starting a new community pollinator garden are already covered in our existing approved budgets. Any expenses not covered in existing budgets are the responsibility of the community group undertaking the project.

Page last updated: 16 Mar 2022, 10:11 AM