South Jersey Community Garden Initiatives to get involved with

It’s called the Garden State for a reason. South Jersey has plenty of community clubs, initiatives and events to help you fine-tune your green thumb.  

Glassboro Community Garden


Open to everyone, the Glassboro Community Garden hosts 26 plots for purchase and an additional 5 “Able Garden” plots, which are reserved for seniors and disabled individuals. The Able Garden plots are all raised beds for easy access. And if you’re not up for handling your own plot, volunteers are welcome to join the volunteer garden committee to help plan educational and social events throughout the year. For more information, visit the website

Plant Sale


Kickstart your gardening season with locally-grown plants, including annuals, herbs, houseplants, perennials and vegetables at Camden County Sustainability Campus’ annual plant sale. Attendees will also have the chance to ask certified gardeners questions about the plants for sale. For more information, visit the website

Pennington Park


A whole acre of Pennington Park is the perfect place to grow your green thumb. With plots for rent, including “Able Plots” designated for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the Pennington Park community garden is available for residents, groups, classrooms and organizations. For more information on how to rent a plot, visit the website

Barclay Farmstead Plant-A-Patch

Cherry Hill

Pick a patch to plant this year’s crops at Barclay Farmstead. While the 2024 season is full, the organization is accepting names for its waitlist, and if any gardeners don’t start their garden by May 15, it will be forfeited. The site also provides gardening fact sheets – courtesy of Rutgers University – on the website to help through the season. To join the waitlist, visit the website

Greater Woodbury Garden Club 


Join fellow gardeners for exhibits, meetings, garden visits, a June plant exchange and May Day flower baskets. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Central Baptist Church from 7 to 9 pm. Non-members are allowed to attend one meeting as a guest. For more information, visit the website

Seedling Exchange


Whether you’re looking to trade in some excess seeds for a new variety or want to pick up a new plant to try, the Pennsauken Community Garden Seed & Seedling Exchange is the place to be. Attendees can also enjoy light refreshments and a raffle. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm on March 23 at the Pennsauken Free Public Library. For more information, visit the website.  

March 2024
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