Community Gardens

Community Gardens Handbook

Community gardens are a critical component of Aurora's sustainability vision. A community garden is a shared green space created and cultivated by volunteers to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Interested in starting a community garden in Aurora? The Community Garden Handbook is a resource for groups or individuals looking to build their own community garden. This handbook lays out the process, provides a single point of contact, and helps you understand city requirements. For more details, contact us at communitygardens@auroragov.org or 720.859.4407.

Water Conservation & Other Tips for Community Gardens (English or Spanish/español)



2020 Dig in Aurora Community Garden Competition Winners

Dig In Aurora Community Garden Competition 2017Kudos to the Murphy Creek and Mountain View Community Garden leaders and volunteers for winning the 2020 Dig in Aurora Community Garden Competition, sponsored by Aurora Water. The light-hearted affair between Aurora’s community gardens allows groups from across the city to meet other gardeners, get new ideas and have fun.

A panel of judges ranked the gardens on four categories – water conservation, appearance, productivity and sense of community – and selected two overall winners to earn the illustrious Golden Shovel award.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

Water conservation category: Delaney

Appearance category: Mountain View

Productivity category: Murphy Creek

Community category: Hinkley

Golden Shovel Award: a tie between Mountain View and Murphy Creek



Aurora Community Gardens Open to the Public

Asian Pacific Development Center

1537 Alton St.
Most plots are reserved for Center members.
Contact: 303.923.2920

Aurora Mental Health Center

14301 E. Hampden Ave.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Beeler Street

1675 Beeler St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

DeLaney Farm

170 S. Chambers Rd.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Fletcher Garden

9898 E. Colfax Ave.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Gabriel Cam Memorial Garden at 6th Ave Elementary School

560 Vaughn Street
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Heather Gardens

2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Contact: Jessica Martinez, 303.755.0652, jessica.martinez@heathergardens.org

Hinkley High School

1250 Chambers Rd.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Montview Park Garden

1901 Chester St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Mountain View United Church

10700 E. Evans St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Murphy Creek Garden

1611 S Flatrock Trail
Murphy Creek community residents receive preference.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

New Freedom

East 13th Ave. & Yosemite St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Nome Park

1200 Nome St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

North Middle School

12095 Montview Blvd.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Parkview Congregational

12444 E. Parkview Dr.
Contact: Church Office, 303.366.5224, office@parkviewucc.org

Quest Community Garden

17315 E. 2nd St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Sanctuary Garden

9840 E. 17th Ave.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

Spencer-Garrett Park

11009 E. 17th Ave.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

111 Del Mar Cir.
Contact: Neil Kvern / Church Office, 303.366.9702

Taste of Colorado Garden

755 Fulton St.
Contact: Denver Urban Gardens, 303.292.9900, dirt@dug.org

 

Find a garden near you!

City of Aurora | All Rights Reserved | Powered by CivicLive | © 2020 Intrado Corporation.