Community Gardens

Lexington offers two community garden sites on conservation land for growing organic vegetables, fruits, berries, and flowers.

Idylwilde Community Garden

Located at Idylwilde conservation area between Middle and Lincoln Streets (larger map). Idylwilde offers full plots (20' x 20') and half plots (20' x 10') with perennial strips, pre-season plowing, perimeter fencing, full sun, and water service. Idylwilde was expanded in 2018 and now includes 110 plots!

Current plot fees (subject to change):

  • $50/full plot
  • $25/half plot

Community garden coordinators: Marion Krupka & Allie Lawler

Community Garden Registration Information

The Dunback Meadow Community Gardens are officially closed as of December 2018.


Plot requests for New Gardeners at Idylwilde will be taken through an online registration system will start Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 9:00 am on a first-come, first-served basis. To register as a new gardener, please visit the Lexington Recreation and Community Programs online registration system. Further instructions will follow.

The deadline for returning gardeners has passed.

Important documents for returning gardeners:

Garden Registration Notification Email List

If you would like to be notified when the next garden registration opens, email the Conservation Division to have your name added to the email list. Please include:

  • your name
  • address
  • email address
  • telephone number


Idylwilde Gardens