University of Maryland Extension

Howard County Community Gardens

Elkhorn Community Garden

  • Seeds of New Life
    9566 Old Route 108, Ellicott City
    50 sqft and 200 sq ft plots, in ground.
    Fee: $20 or $65 and some time volunteered
    Available: Water, compost bins, deer fencing, shared tools, storage shed
    Open: March - November
    Contact: Sarah Sauder
  • The Howard County Conservancy has a 63-plot community garden on Rt. 99 in Woodstock, MD. The plots are 20 ft. X 25 ft. Call the Howard County Conservancy at (410) 465-8877 or email for an application and more information.
  • Columbia Gardeners ( There are 3 community garden sites in Columbia, MD.  To be added to the waiting list for a garden plot at one of the three sites, please e-mail your name, address, phone(s), e-mail address, a paragraph about your previous gardening experience, whether you'd like to be an organic gardener, where you learned about the garden plots, and to which garden's waiting list you'd like to be added to.

or you may send a letter to:  Columbia Gardeners, Inc. (Name of garden where you would like a plot),
Site Manager, PO Box 193, Columbia, MD 21045

  • Laurel Community Garden on 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road, Laurel
    20’x20’ Fees $40 each for City of Laurel Resident (Non-resident $55);
    10’ x20’ Fees $35 each (N/R $50)
    10’ x 10’ $30 each (N/R $45)
    3’ x 12’ $25 each (N/R $40)
    There is also a one-time start-up fee of $125
    Register at the Laurel Municipal Center at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel. (301) 725-5300

Email group: In conjunction with an Earth Forum presentation on Community Garden Startups, an email group has been created to help people connect and increase the community gardens in the region. To join the group, go to this link and follow the instructions to join.

Help us update our list of community gardens!
Do you know of a community garden that's not on our list?  If so, please fill out this form to have a community garden added to our lists.  Contact Dan Adler for issues regarding adding and changing community garden information on this site.

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