In 2022, a total of 178 garden plots are available to local gardeners. The application process begins in January (see timeline below). Pricing for rental of plots will be $43 per plot for Bloomington residents and $55 per plot for nonresidents. Fees apply to ground level and raised bed plots.
1 - centrally located water tank (hose hook-ups not available)
Off street parking available adjacent to garden site
*Raised beds are 28 inches in height. Maximum of one raised bed plot per renter. These plots are intended for use by those with mobility or other physical impairments. Additional paperwork is required for rental of a raised bed plot.
Garden plot application packets will be sent via email to all 2021 renters on January 20, 2022. Return renter applications may be submitted from 9 a.m. on January 20 to 4:30 p.m. on February 10. Beginning January 20, return renter applications may also be requested by calling 952-563-8877 or emailingparksrec@BloomingtonMN.gov
Return renters may process their 2022 garden plot rentalsonlineat blm.mn/webtrac, beginning January 20, 9 a.m.
Alternatively, return renters can print, complete, and email or mail the application (see links below) to Parks and Recreation along with a check for payment, or submit application in person at the Parks and Recreation desk on the first floor of Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431. Mailed and emailed applications will be processed in the order received.
Return renters are only guaranteed the ability to rent the same plot(s) at the same site they had in the preceding year. Applicants wishing to move plots/sites should indicate these requested changes during the online rental process or on their paper application. They will still be assigned their 2021 plot(s) and their request for change will be reviewed after the February 10 return renter deadline. If you would like to move plots/sites we suggest you submit your application as soon as possible beginning January 20 as these additional requests will be processed in the order received beginning February 10.
If you are a return renter and wish to rent more plots than you rented in 2021 you must apply for any additional plots once the general rental application period opens on March 7. There is a limit of three (3) plots per household.
If you are a return renter who only wants the same plots as 2021, you may submit your application at any point between January 20 and February 10 (by 4:30 p.m.).
Assistance is available to qualifying Bloomington families. For more information on Fee Assistance click here or call 952-563-8877 for details. Applicants must complete the fee assistance application process before rental application can be submitted. It may take up to one week to process your fee assistance application.
To be added to the waiting list to rent a plot at a site that is currently sold out, please email an application form, complete with signature but no payment, to email@example.com. Please note somewhere on the application that you would like to be placed on a waiting list and list the sites (Brookside, Harrison, or Smith) at which you would like to garden.
2022 community garden plot rental timeline
January 20 - February 10
Return renter priority rental period
Garden plot rentals open to all
Last day to cancel rental
First day of gardening season, weather permitting
Deadline for plots to be planted
End of 2022 season (only unwanted plant material should be left in plot)