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General Rules

The garden season starts April 16 and finishes October 31

  • The garden is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Please keep the gates locked at all times.
  • Gardeners and guests are expected to follow Town bylaws (noise, litter, alcohol, smoking, etc).
  • Dogs are not allowed inside the garden area.
  • Bikes, skateboards and scooters are not allowed inside the garden area.
  • Your children are welcome, but please watch them. Do not allow them to play in other people’s gardens.


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Centre Lac-Brome
270, Victoria
450 242-2020

Safety instructions during the pandemic


Fees and Volunteer Contribution

The rental fee is $20 per gardening bed.

  • The Garden Rental Fee is payable when you are assigned a garden. If you give up your garden before June 1, you will be reimbursed. After June 1, no refunds will be given.
  • All gardeners agree to give 4 hours of volunteer work in the garden per season. There will be opportunities to participate in work bees in the Spring and Fall, as well as carrying out smaller tasks in the course of the season. Gardeners who do not complete their volunteer work may not be reassigned a plot next season.
  • Three workshops will take place during the season:
    • Early May: initiation workshop;
    • July: follow-up;
    • October: a workshop on collective closure.

Garden Care

  • You are responsible for your garden and the paths around your garden. This includes normal weeding, watering and general care, as well as picking up litter when necessary.
  • Garden beds that are still empty on June 12 may be reassigned to someone else.
  • If you are away for more than a week, please arrange to have someone look after your garden.
  • If you no longer want your garden, please tell us right away. You cannot give your garden away. The garden will be assigned to the next person on the waiting list.
  • Please let us know if you are having a hard time keeping up with your garden so we can help you find a solution. If your garden is not being cared for, you will get a notice. After 2 notices, your garden will be assigned to someone else.
  • Your deposit will be returned to you when you empty your garden by October 31. If you would like to register for the following year, you can choose to have your deposit carried over to the new season.

Suggested guidelines

  • Artificial pesticides, weed killers and fertilizers are not allowed. If you are interested in learning more about organic gardening methods, we can help!
  • Please follow the guidelines for composting. Garbage goes in the garbage bins, recycling goes in the recycling bins.
  • Only hand watering is allowed (watering can or hose). No automatic sprinklers or sprayers.
  • Please do not water for more than 15 minutes if other people are waiting for the hose.
  • During periods of drought, all Town water restrictions apply.
  • Do not plant tall crops in places that will shade gardens around yours.
  • Illegal plants, tobacco, invasive plants as amaranth are not allowed.
  • Please pick only from your own garden.

There are tools, wheelbarrows and hoses for shared use in the shed. Please return them ready for the next person. Always lock the shed before you leave.

Download the 2021 Gardening Agreement.