Community Gardens Open Space and Recreational Areas

Starting July 6 many City offices will reopen to the public. Others will continue to operate in a more hybrid style. PHDC will continue to provide services by remote features, internet or phone. Where necessary, in person meetings by appointment are available.

The City of Philadelphia and PHDC have a strong commitment to community gardening and urban agriculture. Gardening is an important part in helping to transform and sustain communities. In the last five years, PHDC has done a lot of work in community gardening and urban agriculture. There is more work to do, but we are committed!

If you are interested in turning a vacant lot in your neighborhood into a community garden, use our property map to see if it is available. If you are already gardening on a lot but don’t have an agreement to do so, we may be able to formalize your garden.

If you would like to submit an application for a lot or lots find out if you’re eligible to purchase them.

Gardening Resources

Neighborhood Gardens Trust

PHS Garden Tenders Program

Public Interest Law Center –
Garden Justice Legal Initiative
215-627-7100 x236

Farm Philly Program
Department of Parks and Recreation
(Select “Environment” then
“Urban Agriculture”)