Community Gardens

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The Get Moving Houston Gardens provide hands-on experience in vegetable gardening and urban agriculture to community members and encourage the consumption of local fruits and vegetables. The Gardens are an interactive learning opportunity to demonstrate nutrition and gardening practices in an urban environment. It promotes physical activity and mental well-being through affordable social interactions for people of all ages. There are 15 garden sites across the city of Houston designated by type as a Garden Club, Adoption Garden, Specialty Garden, Employee Garden or Hybrid Garden (combo of two types).

  • Garden Club – Gardens are manned by community members and volunteers. Clubs have an updated charter, minimum member requirement and meeting/engagement requirements.
  • Adoption Garden – Gardens are adopted by an external partner or another COH program. MOU agreement required. (See Adopt-A-Garden)
  • Specialty Garden– Gardens used for OCDHEW programs which may include growing produce for HES Unit nutrition education and/or use as platform for urban agriculture projects.
  • Employee Gardens – Workplace gardens located at administrative offices and maintained by volunteer HHD staff.

ACTIVITIES▼

  • Garden Orientation Classes
  • Technical Assistance
  • Adopt-A-Garden Partnership
  • Special Events
    • Volunteer Days
    • Subject matter classes by area experts
    • Urban agriculture projects/advocacy

Grow with Us!

Join a Garden Club Adopt a Garden Outreach Request

LOCATIONS ▼ 

Garden Clubs Adoption Gardens Specialty Gardens Employee Gardens Hybrid Gardens
Acres Homes

6719 W. Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77091

Magnolia

7037 Capitol Street
Houston, Texas 77011

DAWN Center

3611 Ennis Street
Houston, Texas 77004

HHD Administration Building

8000 N Stadium, Houston, Texas 77054

Southwest

6400 High Star
Houston, Texas 77074

Northeast

9720 Spaulding
Houston, Texas 77016

Kashmere

4802 Lockwood
Houston, Texas 77026

West End

170 Heights Blvd
Houston, Texas 77007

Park Place, Environmental Health

7411 Park Pl Blvd. Houston, TX 77087

Sunnyside

9314 Cullen
Houston, Texas 77051

Third Ward

3611 Ennis Street
Houston, Texas 77004

Hiram Clarke

3810 West Fuqua
Houston, Texas 77045

Denver Harbor

6402 Market Street
Houston Texas 77020

HHD Laboratory

2250 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030

 

GARDENS CALENDAR

For Community Garden technical assistance, email gardens@houstontx.gov with the subject Community Garden Technical Assistance.

Resources: Community Gardens Toolkit

Come grow with us!

For Community Garden technical assistance, email gardens@houstontx.gov with the subject Community Garden Technical Assistance.

For Garden Outreach and Presentations, please submit an outreach request form using this link at least 30 days before the event to prepare materials and ensure staff availability

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