Valley Plentiful Community Garden has a team of 99 gardeners, an impressive stretch from its meagre beginnings of only 8. The community garden is very popular among Pickering residents and was expanded in 2016 to accommodate a total of 103 plots, 11 fruit trees and a beautiful pollinator garden.

Garden beds are rented to residents on a yearly basis, where they can grow food and/or flowers for themselves and their families.  Six full-size and two half-size beds are planted for the food bank by a team of dedicated volunteers.

The Community Garden is located at the north end of Diana Princess of Wales Park (behind the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex) at Kingston Road east of Valley Farm Road.


After approved gardeners have received their plots, an annual membership fee is required to cover the cost of insurance, tools and equipment. Gardeners purchase their own seeds to grow their own produce.

Gardeners will receive a planting schedule, and can maintain their plots any time during day light hours. It is recommended gardeners tends to their plots at least once a week.

Questions about the garden and membership can be emailed the Valley Plentiful Community Garden Committee at

Gardener harvesting vegetables at Valley Plentiful Community Garden