About the gardens
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About the gardens
CGSC Panorama

The Community Gardens of Santa Clarita is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for public benefit that is run entirely by volunteers.  Established in 2010, the Community Gardens of Santa Clarita was started through the efforts of the Garden Club of Santa Clarita with the support of the City of Santa Clarita with the mission to provide a place where an individual, through nominal contribution and volunteer participation, could employ organic gardening practices in order to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers by stewarding either a 10’x10′ or 10’x20′ plot.

Over the years, the Gardens have grown to eighty 10’x10′ and 10’x20′ plots.  The Gardens have also added five universal access boxes, two native butterfly gardens, two California native gardens, an orchard, an herb garden, a large composting area, a children’s garden, a garden shed, a greenhouse, an off the grid solar powered system, a free library stand, a chicken coop, our Friends of the Garden arbor benches, a milkweed aviary and our pergola seating area. We have community programs, adult education classes as well as dedicated plots for the Santa Clarita Food Pantry.   We welcome groups such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as projects become available.

The Community Gardens are overseen by a volunteer Executive Council, elected each December at the organization’s Annual Meeting.  Our current Executive Council Members are:

President:  Sandy Stevens
Vice-President:  Adriana Leinbock
Secretary: Kathy Phillips
Treasurer: Debra Jorgensen

learning stations

Throughout the Community Gardens you will find Learning Stations. At each station you will find a QR code which leads to a learning station description. Further reading for each station can be found on our Gardening Links page. The Learning Stations are:

  • Barn Owl Nesting Box
  • Bluebird Nesting Box
  • California Native Plants
  • Composting
  • Greenhouse
  • Hügelkultur
  • Honey Bees
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Solar Power

If you are interested in becoming a Garden member, please fill out a Garden Plot Application, which can be downloaded from the Garden Member Forms section on this page.  Mail or email the application to the Gardens. Once your application is received, you will be placed on a waiting list.  Please be aware our waiting list is long and it can take anywhere from six months to over a year to be contacted and offered a plot.

Mail the form:
Community Gardens of Santa Clarita
c/o Plot Manager
PO Box 802573
Santa Clarita, CA 91380

Email the form (pdf):


The Community Gardens consists of committees that manage the general gardens. Most committee chairs work 15 plus hours per year and committee members work about 12 plus hours a year. We encourage gardeners to participate on a committee. It is a great education tool, an opportunity to meet other gardeners as well as a way to earn volunteer hours for the year. The current CGSC committees are:

  • Adult Education
  • Chickens
  • Children’s Education
  • Compost
  • Greenhouse
  • Landscaping
  • Outreach
  • Security & Maintenance
  • Special Events
  • Website
  • Worms
garden plots and fees

Once you are offered a plot, you will be requested to pay plot fees and a cleaning deposit. In addition, you will also need to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per year.  There are ample volunteer opportunities to meet this requirement, including workdays, committees, watering and our quarterly meetings.​

10’x10′ Garden Plot
Cleaning Deposit* $25
Fee $50/year 
Fee Paying with PayPal $52

10’x20′ Garden Plot
Cleaning Deposit* $50
Fee $100/year
Fee Paying with PayPal $104

Universal Access** Plot
Cleaning Deposit $0
Fee $0/year

*refundable if the plot is cleaned on departure
** wheelchair accessible & limited mobility

Support the Gardens

There are many ways to support the Community Gardens of Santa Clarita. We welcome in-kind monetary donations, sponsorships, grants, and volunteering time. If you or someone you know wants to donate equipment to the gardens, please email us, communitygardensofsc@gmail.com.

​As a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization your donations are tax deductible. Please be sure to talk to your tax advisor for more information. 

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