Where exactly is Cypress
garden is located on the north side of 6th Avenue West between Cypress Street
and Burrard Street.
How do I get a plot in the garden?
Thank you for your interest in Cypress
Community Gardens but the garden for the
2013 season is now full.
We opened applications for available plots in 2013 on Nov 1st, 2012 and we
will be contacting those people who have applied shortly. We have also
formed a substantial Wait List of some 45 individuals for 2013. The Wait
List will be contacted based on the order of application should any plots
become available in the 2013 growing season. Please note that we will
be starting a new application/Wait list for the 2014 growing season on Nov
1st, 2013. If you were not
assigned a garden plot, you must re-apply for a plot (and the Wait
list) for 2014. However, we are
unable to accept applications for 2014 prior to Nov 1st at 12:00 am.
Applications for a garden plot and/or the Wait list must be made on
November 1st at 12:00 am by e-mailing us at email@example.com. (In other words, one
cannot apply to the 2014 Wait List before November
How much does membership in the garden cost?
annual membership fee is $30.
What do I get with my membership?
garden member is assigned a plot approximately 3’x12’
(1 x 4 m) in size. There are water taps and hoses for each section of the
garden. Members also have access to garden tools on a first-come,
first-served honour system.
What are the responsibilities of membership?
are expected to maintain their individual plots, as well as attend
community cleaning parties and annual general meetings. The more involved
members become, the better it is for the garden--and the community!
Do I have to live in the Cypress Community
can come from any part of the city of Vancouver.
A successful garden plot, however, is a significant time commitment, so the
closer you live to the garden the better it is--for you and the garden!.
What can I grow in my
a garden member, you are free to use your plot pretty much as you wish, as
long as what you grow is legal! Some plant types, however, may be
restricted due to problems with disease or invasiveness.
What does it mean that the garden is ‘organic’?
an organic garden, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are permitted.
Compost and organic fertilizers are used to amend the soil. The links on
our website offer ideas on organic soil-building and pest control.
I’ve never had a garden before. Does that matter?
at all! Everyone is welcome at Cypress
and it is a great place to develop your green thumb and to learn from
Are there any volunteer opportunities available in the
Even if there are no individual plots available, you can participate in
special garden projects or in maintaining the common garden areas. Please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Who do I contact for more information about the garden?