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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Northumberland Park is being considered for a permanent community pollinator garden because nearby interested gardeners have submitted an application.

    We will use your feedback to determine if the proposed garden will be approved and we will follow up with you to let you know how your feedback was used to make the decision.

    Notice of collection:

    The personal information from this survey is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used for the purposes of implementing the community gardens program. At no time will your personal information be used or disclosed without your express written consent. Questions regarding this collection should be directed to the City of Guelph Access, Privacy and Records Specialist at 519-822-1260 x 2605.




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