The Viles Arboretum Community Garden offers gardening space in the City of Augusta to Arboretum Members. This unique space offers an incredible opportunity to individuals that may not have gardening space of their own. Gardening is a rewarding hobby that offers endless learning opportunities in addition to the best tasting produce available. Supplement your table this summer with fresh tomatoes, squash or even a bouquet of beautiful flowers!
Application does not guarantee a garden plot as limited space is available. Membership is required to be considered for a plot.
All plots are 10'X10'. Opportunities to purchase additional plots may exist.
The opportunity to purchase additional plots may become available to current garden members in March, if space is available after the initial registration period.
No. The Community Garden is only available to Members. You can become a member for as little as $35 a year by clicking on the "Contribute" tab at the top of this page.
You are welcome to plant almost anything in your garden plot! Some of our garden members chose to grow vegetables while others focus on beautiful ornamental crops such as flowers.
No plants considered contraband, or restricted use, under state or federal law are allowed within the community garden. This includes any species classified as "invasive" by the State of Maine such as mint. Perennial plantings are also not permitted in this space, all plants must be removable by November 1st.
Typically removable structures such as trellises are permitted, but all structures should be cleared with Arboretum staff.
Your tax-deductible membership contribution goes directly to supporting our land stewardship, environmental education, and community development efforts.
Members receive gift shop and rental discounts, special pricing for programs and events, admission to hundreds of gardens around the country through the Reciprocal Admissions Program, and more!