Ben Franklin Community Garden - Celebrating 40 years!

How to Get a Garden Plot (and what you get)
— We'd Love to Grow With You!

Full plots for $45 are 20 X 25'. A half plot for $25 is 12 X 20'. A plot for the season, mid-May to mid-October includes:

A list is maintained for everyone who is interested in gardening at Ben Franklin Community Garden. First, returning gardeners are offered the opportunity to have a plot. Plots that remain are offered to individuals on the interest list on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: Due to overwhelming response, the waitlist for the 2021 season is now closed. A new interest list for the 2022 season will start at the end of April 2021.

We look forward to gardening with you!

Please note: When you have received your invitation to garden and have completed and signed the forms in your packet (application and waiver, garden rules, Covid-19 procedures, volunteer choices), you can choose to pay online here.

If you are a returning gardener and have not received your packet, contact

Periodically a limited number of 5' by 10' raised bed perennial plots are available for year-round gardening. Interested? Submit inquiry on the Interest Form above.

Ben Franklin Community Garden is a program of
Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
4274 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216.459.1000

The Garden is located behind Ben Franklin Elementary School, 1905 Spring Road, Cleveland 44109.

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