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[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]

Garden Plot

Fairfax County Garden Plot Rental Program

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) offers Fairfax County residents the opportunity to have a garden through the Garden Plot Rental program. More than 650 garden plots in 9 County parks are rented to Fairfax County residents on an annual basis. Gardeners who keep their plots incompliance are offered renewal leases for subsequent years.

Most plots are approximately 20' x 30'. The annual rental fee is $125, which includes a shared water supply. An exception is Eakin Park, where there is no water supply and plots rent for $120 per year.

Gardeners are not required to have a fence, however, if they choose to have one, it becomes the gardener's responsibility to supply and maintain the fence and gate according to the Rules and Guidelines (below).

Each gardener is responsible for the activity within his or her plot. Fairfax County does not supply community tools or equipment.

STEP 1:

Read the Garden Plot Rules & Guidelines before signing up for a garden plot so that you fully understand the commitment you will be making. All garden plot renters are obligated to meet established deadlines, to actively garden in the plot during the season, and to keep weeds under control at all times. Fall and winter crops are encouraged. Site checks are conducted throughout the year to ensure compliance.

>> READ RULES AND GUIDELINES

STEP 2:

GARDEN PLOT LOCATIONS
BARON CAMERONOverview Map
11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston, VA 20190
BROYHILL CREST PARKOverview Map
7128 Murray La., Annandale, VA 22003
EAKIN COMMUNITY PARKOverview Map
8515 Tobin Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031
FRANCONIA PARKOverview Map
6432 Bowie Dr., Springfield, VA 22150
GEORGE MASON PARKOverview Map
9700 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032
GRIST MILL PARKOverview Map
4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22309
LEWINSVILLE PARKOverview Map
1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101
NOTTOWAY PARKOverview Map
9537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA 22181
BO WHITE GARDENS (Pine Ridge Park)Overview Map
3401 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA 22003

Get Driving Directions from Your Location. Enter your address and/or zipcode then select a park below.

STEP 3:

Complete and submit the form on this page to add your name to the wait list for a garden plot. You may choose more than one park. The date you submit your request will be kept in our database. When a plot becomes available at one of your chosen locations, you will be emailed in turn (next on the list = next contacted). You will need to accept your offer by a specified date (usually less than a week), otherwise the plot will be offered to the next person on the wait list and your name will be removed.

Here are some things to consider when signing up:

  • You may sign up for more than one park.
  • Contact the Garden Plot Coordinator at any time to find out approximately when a plot might become available for you.
  • If you decline an offer or fail to respond, your name will be taken off the wait list.

>> COMPLETE AND SUBMIT FORM

Contact Information

Garden Produce

Garden Plot Program

The Garden Plot Coordinator, Patricia Dietly, may be reached at
Patricia.Dietly@fairfaxcounty.gov or at 703-642-0128 (TTY 703-803-3354).

The Fairfax County Garden Plot Program is administered by the Community Horticulture Office, which is located at:

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

Please note that front desk staff at Green Spring Gardens cannot process garden plot payments or assign plots. These tasks are the responsibility of the Garden Plot Coordinator.

Mulch

For information on availability of leaf or wood mulch, call the Fairfax County Mulch Hotline at 703-324-5995.

Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Number

Theft or other illegal activity at garden plot sites should be reported to the Fairfax County Police at the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, or the Fairfax County Police Department's online Citizen Reporting System. Garden Plot renters are also asked to file a Fairfax County Park Authority Incident report if applicable. Please contact the Garden Plot Coordinator for additional information.

Removal of Invasive Plants

If you are a current garden plot renter and would like to be part of a volunteer effort to monitor and remove encroaching vegetation from your park, please contact the Garden Plot Coordinator. Programs are currently underway at Pine Ridge and Nottoway Parks.

Add Your Name to the Garden Plot Wait List

Please keep in mind:

  1. Only one plot is permitted per household.
  2. You must be a Fairfax County resident in order to rent a Garden Plot.
  3. The mailing address of your residence is required. Renewal contracts are sent each year by U.S. Mail to verify continued Fairfax County residence.
  4. You must supply a valid email address to be used as your primary point of contact for offers and other plot-related notices, including reclaim notices.

Use the form below to sign up to rent a garden plot through the Fairfax County Park Authority. The date you submit your request will be kept in our database. When a plot becomes available, you will be emailed in turn (first on the list, first notified). If you are not reachable or if you have not responded within the timeframe designated in your offer (usually 4 or 5 days), the vacant plot will be given to the next person on the list and your name will be removed.


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