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 through May. All our plots are taken for 2023. If you requested a plot and we have not contacted you, you will not get a plot this year. We will however keep your name on our waiting list.

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. 

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: 


Work Day & Shut Down, Saturday, November 5th 10 AM to close

We’ll finish the work on installing the additional beds and prepare the garden for winter. Your plot must be cleared to the ground. You'll be able to clear your plot any time before this last work day, but not after. We will give you ample notice and information on how the shutdown will happen This is also your last chance to plant low-cover crops, like garlic, kale, onion, etc., to overwinter, provided you intend to stay on next year in your current plot.

Donation Bin

The donation cooler is active again this year and can be located in or behind the shed at High Plain (whichever seems cooler) between around 4 PM on Wednesdays to about 10 AM on Thursday mornings. Containers to pack your produce can be found in the wooden bin to the right of the gate when entering the High Plain garden.

Questions? Comments? Help with maintenance or growing?  Contact us at 




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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.