Community Gardens

Bowling Green Community Garden

It's time to start plotting next year's growth plan! Bowling Green Community Garden is located at Bowling Green Park.

Garden plot rentals open to the public in February

Garden Update: At the moment all of the garden plots have been filled.  If you would like to be placed on our waitlist for if a plot becomes available, please reach out to Keep Denton Beautiful at [email protected]

2023 Community Garden Timeline

  • Current plots will be cleared in December
  • Plots for next year open February 2024. Register online here: Community Garden Registration or in person at the Denton Civic Center 
  • Plot allocations are first-come, first-served. Registration required
  • Prior to planting, we'll mow and till the garden site
  • Plot Sizes: 15 feet by 15 feet or 11 feet by 13 feet
  • Each tenant is responsible for the soil work and the addition of any soils or compost materials

Quick Notes

  • Watering is allowed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Hand watering only; no sprinklers or timers allowed
  • Annual plants only, such as vegetables or flowers
  • Perennial and tree plantings are prohibited
  • We comply with the current Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines; therefore, the use of glyphosate products is prohibited:
    • Glyphosate is the active ingredient in products such as Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and Eraser

Fruit Orchard

  • Peaches: Red Globe and Harvester
  • Pears: Moonglow and Orient
  • Apples: Mollies Delicious and Gala
  • Pomegranates: Spanish Sweet and Salavatski
  • Plums: Methley and Bruce
  • Aprium: Flavor Delight

Apriums are an apricot/plum hybrid that are more like an apricot than a plum. Has fresh taste of an apricot with the sweetness of a plum. There are also some native and paper shell pecans that were planted about 15 years ago in the north end of the park that bear fruit annually. Nuts typically fall after the first hard frost.

Please note the fruit trees won't bear fruit for 3 to 5 years and won't produce a full crop for 5 to 7 years. But when they do, help yourself!

Gardener working the soil at Bowling Green Community Park

Bowling Green Park & Community Garden

2200 Bowling Green St. 

Denton, TX 76201