COmmunity gardens


Our goal for the LEAP Community Gardens is that gardeners and community members are nourished in body and mind by access to: fresh food and a safe place to be outdoors; enjoying the restoration which can come from engaging in gardening activities; friendly interactions with other gardeners; and being immersed in the natural and inclusive environment of the gardens.

How does it work? Members of the community can rent a plot in one of LEAP’s Community Gardens and grow annual vegetables and flowers for themselves, to share with friends, or to donate.

These plots range in size at each of our garden locations, and the rental price is calculated according to the square footage.

2023 Annual Fees
5’ x 12’ and 5’ x 10’ gardens $30 / year
5’ x 30’ gardens $75 / year
15’ x 15’ gardens $100 / year
Garden scholarships available upon request.

Although each garden location is unique, each LEAP Community Garden is equipped with irrigation, hand tools, compost, and support from the community gardens manager.

Registration has closed for the 2023 season because all garden plots are reserved. Sign up for the waitlist here.

Find the 2023 Garden Rules here.

Want to get involved with community gardens in Roanoke, but aren't ready to rent a year-round plot?

You can:
Join a new Roanoke Gardeners Online Community. Find out more and sign up here.

Join the Roanoke Community Gardens Network list serve.
LEAP and other local garden groups email about upcoming educational events and volunteer opportunities. Email to be added to the list.

Come visit the gardens. You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy the space. Please refrain from picking anything you didn’t grow.

Donate to LEAP's Community Gardens.

Participate in a LEAP garden event or volunteer day.
Find details and updates about each event on LEAP's Facebook page or in the Roanoke Gardeners online community.

Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm join the LEAP Community Gardens Manager at one of LEAP's three community gardens. Volunteer Work Days rotate between:

-Hurt Park Community Garden, 1718 Salem Ave. SW.
-Morningside Community Garden, 917 Morgan Ave. SE.
-Mountain View Community Garden, 740 13th St. SW.

Every month, join LEAP's gardening community for a special event in one of the gardens. Upcoming events are:

- April 22, from 1 to 3 pm. Celebrate Earth Day Roanoke at Mountain View Community Garden by creating crafts under the pavilion or picking up litter in the area around this garden.
- May 20, from 1 to 3 pm. Come swap and/or buy plant for your garden at Mountain View Community Garden. We'll be set up under the pavilion.
-June 3, from 3 to 6 pm. Join in an Open House at The LEAP Hub (1027 Patterson Ave. SW). Take tours of our new building, craft and play in our new West End Farmers Market space, jam with us to tunes, and eat from food trucks that are also LEAP Kitchen members. It's a party and you're invited.
-June 24, from 4 to 6 pm. It's a Solstice Celebration at Mountain View Community Garden.
-July 22, from 5 to 7 pm. Let's share a Home Grown Potluck at Hurt Park Community Garden.

Questions? Reach out to LEAP's Community Gardens Manager at: or 540-947-1589.

If you'd like to volunteer in the gardens, fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we will follow up shortly.

As of November 2022, the Campbell Avenue Community Garden is no longer available to the public for renting plots.

Mountain View Community Garden
Mountain View Community Garden
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Hurt Park Community Garden
Hurt Park Community Garden
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Campbell Ave Community Garden
Morningside Community Garden
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Campbell Ave Community Garden
Campbell Avenue Community Garden
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