Southborough Community Garden plots available

Above: John Gulbankian plowing the community garden many springs ago (contributed photo)

Southborough Community Garden is getting ready to divvy up garden plots on the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land again.

The public is invited to buy spots to plant veggies, herbs, or annual flowers.

The garden is on conservation land. So, while organic gardening isn’t required, rules discourage strong chemical use:

Gardeners are encouraged to use insect and disease controls and fertilizers that are organic, or derived from natural materials. Such fertilizers include compost, rock dusts, meals made from plants, etc. Pest controls include soaps, oils, plant extracts, etc. Use of chemicals that have the potential to harm the environment by runoff or other means are strongly advised against.

Joining the Community Garden is free for Southborough senior citizens. (Though they can opt to pay, to support the garden.)

There are some changes to the cost structure for and options this year. Only one size plot will be assigned, 10′ x 20′, for a fee of $50. The biggest change is that seniors will also have to pay. (In past years, their fees were waived.)

Plots will be assigned based on the date stamped in the envelope by the US Post office.

For details or to sign up, click here to open the pdf. For more information, email

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