Frequently Asked Questions
Are you open on weekends and national holidays?
A fence to discourage animals will surround the garden. You may enter the garden at any time.
Is there water onsite to water my garden plot?
Yes there is! Through the generosity of donors, we have water on site to service the needs of the garden. We still practice water conservation techniques just because its the right thing to do.
What can I grow in my plot?
Grow what makes you happy and feeds your soul. We encourage you to grow vegetables and herbs but flowers mixed in makes it pretty and a scarecrow isn't out of place either.
How can I join the Lewes Community Garden and where it is located?
The forms you need to complete to be in the lottery to obtain a plot are located on the forms page above. The garden is located at 366 Park Road, Lewes, DE. Be careful, GPS systems try to sent you to Park Ave. Park Road abuts the UDel campus.
What does a plot lease cost and how long does it last?
The cost is $75 per year for a two years plot allocation. After two years, you reenter the lottery unless you participate in the greater garden management. A greater volunteer role enables you to keep your plot for three years before you reenter the lottery.
I can't afford $75. Can I still participate?
Yes you can still participate! A percentage of the plots have been set aside for low income individuals/families. You can also share a bed to help buy down the cost. Contact us for further information.
How can I join the Community Gardeners?
We would love to have your help whatever your expertise! Be it gardening, fundraising, outreach, management or just getting your hands dirty helping others less knowledgeable than you about gardening. Contact us for more information.
What are approved fertilizer and pest management options?
This is an organic community garden. The soil is tested and organically amended for optimal growing. You must use organic products for both fertilizing and deterrence of insects or disease.