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. 

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. 


I hope you are all staying cool and keeping your plots well-hydrated in these high temperatures! Our July workday, scheduled for Saturday, July 13th,  is cancelled. The next workday is August 10th.


Please remember to trellis any vining plants upwards! Plots with overflowing vines will be trimmed to make it possible to mow around plots, so please be aware, especially if you have squash or beans near the edges of your plots.

Rocks: If you find rocks in your plot that you want to relocate, please move them to one of the hose reels. Creating rock piles here will help keep the hoses in place and prevent the mower from being damaged, as they will be more noticeable and out of the path. We also mow around the outer border of the garden fence, so please don't throw rocks out of the garden, as they will also obstruct the mower here, potentially creating a safety hazard.

Pests: This is prime time for pests, so be sure to check your leaves and let the garden managers/board know if you run into anything you aren’t sure how to treat organically. As always, please refer to the treatments page of our website for our suggestions and pest control recommendations.

See you in the garden,

Lisette & ACGA Board

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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.