Where exactly is Sunriver Gardens?
The garden is located at 2380 Phillips Road near Sunriver Drive
How do I get a plot in the garden?
Plots are assigned to new members as they become available, and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. When all spots are filled, a waiting list will be created. For more information, please see the “Request a Plot” page here.
I’ve never had a garden before. Does that matter?
Not at all! Everyone is welcome at Sunriver Gardens, and it is a great place to develop your green thumb and to learn from experienced gardeners.
Are there any volunteer opportunities available in the garden?
Yes. Even if there are no individual plots available, you can participate in special garden projects or in maintaining the common garden areas. Please see our “Volunteer” page here for more information.
What does my annual plot fee buy?
Each garden member is assigned a plot. There are water taps and hoses for each section of the garden. Members also have access to garden tools on a first-come, first-served honour system. Compost, soil enhancers (i.e. manure), mentorship and friendships also included!
What are the responsibilities of plot holders?
Plot holders are expected to maintain their individual plots, as well as attend community garden work parties. Please see the “Rules & Guidelines” page here for additional information.
Do I have to live in the Sunriver Gardens neighbourhood?
Members can come from any part of the region within and around Sooke. A successful garden plot, however, is a significant time commitment, so the closer you live to the garden the easier it is to tend to the garden.
What can I grow in my plot?
As an allotment garden member, you are free to grow whatever you like however, what you grow must not impact your neighbour by shade, pesticide, invasive weeds or unwanted irrigation. Be mindful of perennial plants (like raspberries) and how they spread.
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