P-Patch Community Gardens are People's Gardens

Throughout Seattle, gardeners use small plots of land to grow community, food, flowers, fruits and herbs. The City of Seattle's P-Patch Community Gardening Program offers community-stewarded open spaces in Seattle neighborhoods for individuals and groups.

As part of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P-Patch is one of the largest municipally funded community gardening programs in the nation. Staff manage more than 80 gardens that serve more than 6,000 Seattle residents.

Many gardens have garden plots that are accessible for folks with varied abilities, like this one in Ballard.

Community gardens offer a connection to the community, wonderful exercise, and the ability to grow fresh nutritious produce. You can join a P-Patch or simply visit the gardens. They are open to the public and include features such as picnic areas, benches and public art. Many gardens also have spaces that are accessible for folks with varied abilities, which are listed below.

We encourage you to visit and to join a community garden. For a map of Seattle P-Patch gardens, click here. For more information, call 206-684-0264 or email p-patch.don@seattle.gov.

For information about other community gardens in King County, click here and/or search suburban city names plus keywords "community" and "gardening."

As a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods community garden coordinator, contributor Sandy Pernitz has spent 20 years helping to create a healthier, more sustainable local food system. She currently serves on the board of the American Community Gardening Association and chairs their Advocacy Committee.

Seattle P-Patch Gardens with Accessible Beds

Northeast: Ballard, Bitterlake, Greenwood Station, and Kirke Park

Downtown: Thomas Street

Northeast: Picardo

Ship Canal East: Eastlake, Magnuson, and University Heights

Ship Canal West: Interbay, Magnolia Manor, Queen Pea, Thyme and UpGarden

Central East: Spring Street

Southeast: New Holly Youth & Family and Rainier Vista Snoqualmie Senior

West Seattle: Barton Street, Delridge, and Westcrest

For information about each of these gardens, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/p-patch-community-gardening/p-patch-list.