Bozeman has three community garden areas with plots available for the public to rent during the summer.
Langohr Garden has 42 plots and is located on the north side of Mason Street, between Willson Avenue and South Tracy. Adjacent to the gardens is a stretch of the Gallagator Trail. The size of each plot is approximately 20' x 30'. Water spigots are available. Beginning in the 2019 season, the fees for Langohr Gardens will be $60 per plot annually with a $60 deposit.
Westlake Garden is located in Westlake Park (North 5th Avenue and West Tamarack Street) and has 21 plots. The plot sizes at Westlake are approximately 13' x 45.5'. Water spigots are available. Beginning in the 2019 season, the fees for Westlank Gardens will be $50 per plot annually with a $50 deposit.
The City Hall Garden is located on the west side of City Hall, adjacent to the parking lot, and has 25 plots. The size of each plot is approximately 4' x 24', approximately 96 sq. ft. *Plots 10, 11, 12, 13 are 4ft. x 20ft. **Plot #14 is handicap accessible. Water spigots are available. Beginning in the 2019 season, the fees for City Hall Gardens will be $40 per plot annually with a $40 deposit.
Responsibilities of the gardener:
- Use only organic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.
- Bear all liability incurred, including but not limited to, the use or misuse of pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals.
- Remove all silage from the site by sundown on the last Sunday in October, or deposit will be forfeited.
- Do not exceed the boundaries of the garden plot assigned.
- Do not use motor vehicles in the park.
If you are interested in renting a community garden plot:
You may call the Recreation Division at (406) 582-2290, and get your name added to a waiting list for a specific garden or any that may become available.
When a plot becomes available, we will contact the name at the top of the list and work our way down until all plots are filled for that year. All names remain on the waiting list until they have had an opportunity to lease a garden plot, but it could take several years depending on the amount of names on the waiting list. Contact information needs to be kept up to date. If we are unable to contact you, your name will be removed form the list.
If you had a plot last year:
New season gardening paperwork is generally sent out the end of February with a deadline four weeks out for the returning of the paperwork and fees. If the current gardener does not respond by the deadline, the plot will be offered to the name at the top of the waiting list. The garden plot rental fee is $40 with a deposit of $40 which is refundable if the plot is cleaned at the end of October to our specifications. Also there may be a $4 tilling fee depending on the garden. You may return your completed forms and fees to:
City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Dept.
Attn: Garden Plots
P.O. Box 1230,
Bozeman, MT 59771-1230
Beall Park Recreation Center
415 N. Bozeman Ave.
Bozeman., MT 59715
Office Hours: 8:30am-Noon and 1:00-4:30pm
If you wish to drop it off in person, you may bring it Beall Center, but please remember to include the Return of Deposit form with your signature and address filled in as that will secure your renewal more quickly.
Questions or concerns please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 406-582-2290.