Andover Community Garden

Our mission is to educate our members about organic gardening and to provide opportunities to them so that they can grow and harvest vegetables, herbs and flowers within a welcoming community setting.

Garden plots are open to all residents of Andover and surrounding towns who join our Association. Plots that are turning over are offered yearly to people on the waiting list on a first come, first serve basis. This process begins about March each year and runs though until we are full, usually by May. For 2022, all plots have been taken. If you are interested in signing up for a plot in 2023, please fill in this form.

Each Association member contributes an annual plot fee to cover maintenance. To be part of our association, you must be willing to agree to our requirements. These are fairly standard rules for community gardens, with requirements such as gardening organically and participating in workdays and cleanups; and we do try to help new folks with this request by giving lessons/ideas for how to garden organically. Once rented, you plant up your plot, harvest and maintain your own plot for your own family’s use during the gardening season.


The Gardens are Open

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The Andover Community Gardens are open for gardeners to start preparing their beds for planting. All gardeners are expected to participate in workdays for at least 12 hours over the course of the season. You can pick and choose from the monthly workdays below or sign up for mowing or weed-whacking here.


June 1st: Your plot must be planted, otherwise we will make the plot available for others to use.

June 18th: Community workday

July 16th Community workday

August 20th Community workday

September 17th Community workday

October 29th Closing day


Water

In order to prevent mildew and disease forming in the warmer weather, remember to water the soil around your plants, as opposed to the plants themselves. Please remember to turn off the water at the main spigot upon leaving so that we don’t put excess water pressure on the hoses themselves.

Garden Managers

High Plain Garden:Your garden managers are: Yolanda Chico Miller, Lauren Conoscenti, Lisette Pylant, Jane Ward and Viki Vasquez. Viki and Jane are your plant gardening gurus. All other problems (general questions, hoses, water, locks, vacation, etc.) should be raised with your other three managers or the help line: help@andovergarden.com. Please note: Viki & Jane are away for the remainder of May.


Main Street Garden: Cheryl is your garden manager and plant guru or send your question to help@andovergarden.com.

High Plain Road Garden

The main garden is located on the Virginia Hammond Reservation, on High Plain Road across from the leaf composting site. The site has 65 plots:

4 feet x 10 feet plot: $34

4 feet x 20 feet plot: $68

5 feet x 10 feet plot: $42.50

5 feet x 25 feet plot: $106.25

There is a small parking lot with some allowance for parking on the grass when it is full. It usually accommodates most cars at a given time and the grass parking can be used on workdays.

Main Street Garden

Nestled behind the Andover Center for History and Culture at 97 Main Street, this smaller garden has 11 plots of two different sizes:

5 feet x 20 feet plot: $85

5 feet x 10 feet plot: $42.50

In downtown Andover the parking is tight. There are a few spaces located adjacent to the Andover Center for History and Culture and on the street in front of it. Paid parking is available in the town lot just up from the site, beside UBurger.