These gardens are located on City Park land around Providence. In these 13 community gardens, over 300 Providence residents garden in 11 traditional plot-based community gardens, while two communal gardens share produce collectively (Sharing Gardens at Billy Taylor Park and Corliss Park). Gardens are open to anyone in the surrounding community to join. For general information about forming or joining a community garden in your neighborhood, please email the Providence Parks Department Community Gardener in Residence at email@example.com.
#1 Roger Williams Park Community Garden
The Roger Williams Park Community Garden next to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center has connected gardeners and the public to each other and our local food system since 2011. This unique garden consists of over 60 rentable 10’x5’ plots for Providence residents, and an additional 35 Produce Donation Garden plots and Edible Forest Garden tended by URI Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. These gardeners often host educational workshops and grow thousands of pounds of food each year for donation to Amos House, Providence Rescue Mission, McCauley House, and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Address: 1 Floral Avenue, Providence RI 02905
#2 Joslin Park Community Garden
Joslin Community Garden has a rich population of families from different cultural backgrounds. If you visit the garden, there is a chance to learn about vegetables that are from Laos, Thailand, and Liberia. The garden is between the soccer field and playground at Joslin Park next to D’Abate Elementary. Anyone interested in renting a plot at Davis Park Community Garden or looking for more information is encouraged to reach out!
Address: Florence St, Providence RI, 02909
#3 Davis Park Community Garden
Davis Park Community Garden has an affiliation with the Mount Pleasant Community Library. Facing Chalkstone Avenue, the garden provides a buffer zone between the park and an urban street. About a quarter of an acre in size, the community garden has approximately 40 beds. Anyone interested in renting a plot at Davis Park Community Garden is encouraged to reach out!
Address: 700 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02908
#4 Session Street Community Garden
This garden started in 2007. There are approximately 30 gardeners and gardening families who have been part of the team since the beginning. The garden is affiliated with the youth group from the Jewish Alliance. They have a plot as part of the J-Space afterschool program and summer camp. People grow all kinds of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. SSCG is the east side site for Southside Community Land Trust’s annual Urban Agriculture Kick-Off event in April. All are welcome to attend.
Address: 154 Sessions St, Providence, RI 02906
#5 Summit Neighborhood Community Garden
Summit Neighborhood Community Garden is an intimate garden that provides plots for neighborhood residents. Occasionally, they hold an educational workshop on gardening tips or composting so please check out their website for more details!
Address: 9th Street, Providence, RI 02906
#6 Fox Point Community Garden
Created in 2006, Fox Point Community Garden is very passionate about growing food, sharing knowledge, and building community. There are common workdays to help maintain the garden, several potluck dinners throughout the season, and an annual fundraiser. Their mission is: “All the members of the Fox Point community are provided a space to garden, grow, and be merry! If the gates are open, we invite you to come in, walk around, and mingle with our gardeners.”
Address: 256 Power St, Providence, RI 02906
#7 The Sharing Garden at Billy Taylor Park
At the Sharing Garden at Billy Taylor Park, neighbors tend to the land and pick from all of the garden plots collectively. Created in 2017 by the Mt. Hope Food Security Coalition, the garden is a site for neighborhood harvest dinners, community composting, educational workshops, youth plot-to-plate culinary programs, and more!
Address: 124-144 Camp St, Providence, RI 02906
#8 Camden Avenue Rainbow Community Garden
Camden Ave. Rainbow Community Garden is located in Father John Lennon Park, between Selim Madelin Rogers Recreation Center and Harry Kizirian Elementary School. Rogers Rec. garden clubs and Kizirian Elementary School students help tend the garden alongside Smith Hill neighbors. There are always opportunities for gathering around the garden, which is right next to the playground.
Address: 83 Camden Avenue, Providence, RI
SHARP representative Patricia Reaves firstname.lastname@example.org
#9 Corliss Park Community
The Corliss Park Community Garden, located in a quiet corner of the park, was built for the neighborhood by Providence College’s FUSION in 2014. The space is currently operating as a sharing garden. All members of the neighborhood are encouraged to help tend the garden in exchange for free fresh produce.
Address: 30 Corina Street, Providence, RI 02908
#10 Amos and Earley Park Community Garden
Amos & Earley Park Community Garden, also known as the Cadillac Drive Park Garden, is nestled near a sports field, tennis court, walking path, and playground. Many neighborhood residents rent affordable garden plots here. Stop by to ask how to get involved!
Address: 8 Cadillac Drive, Providence, RI
#11 Brown Street Park Community Garden
Brown Street Park Garden, established in 2010, is a sunny place to garden flowers, herbs, and vegetables among the fields and playgrounds at Brown Street Park and Hope High School.
Address: Intersection of Brown Street and Creighton Street, Providence RI 02906
#12 General Street Pollinator Garden
The General Street Pollinator Garden is an educational, pollinator-friendly garden with flowers and fruiting shrubs and trees that insects, animals, and people can all enjoy. Partnership for Providence Parks, located in the building adjacent to the garden, supports youth garden clubs in this garden.
Contact: Helene Miller email@example.com
Address: 100 General Street Providence, RI 02904
#13 Riverside Park Community Garden
Riverside Park Community Garden sits within a jewel of a park along the Woony River Greenway bike path in Olneyville. The community garden consists of sturdy, above-ground planter beds in a fenced area near the park’s playgrounds, pollinator gardens, and Red Shed.
Address: 69 Aleppo St Providence, RI 02909
#14 The Liberation Garden at Hopkins Park
The Liberation Garden at Hopkins Park, established in 2020, represents The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab’s research – at the intersection of land/earth, colonization, slavery, and revolution. While planting these gardens, The Haus of Glitter Dance Company + Glitter Goddess Collective is building installations, (virtual) performances, living history archives, community capacity and curriculum to engage in urgent creative practice around what intersectional decolonization looks like / sounds like / feels like / smells like / tastes like.
Address: 97 Admiral Street, Providence RI 02908
#15 Mount Hope Community Garden
Mount Hope Community Garden was formed in 1978 by neighbors who banded together to reclaim an abandoned lot on Knowles Street, and it has been lovingly tended by ever since! This garden is nestled at the base of Billy Taylor Park.
Address: 65 Knowles St, Providence RI 02906