The City of Burnsville offers two community gardens for Burnsville residents. Gardens are located at Neill Park and Wolk Park.
Plots are available for use from May through late October (weather permitting) at a fee of $45 per plot. The registration period for plots is February 1 - March 1.
Lottery for Plots
If by March 1, the City receives more plot requests than plots available, names will be entered into a lottery drawing for all plots. If your name is drawn, and you were a previous-year plot holder, you will be assigned your same plot as the previous year.
Actual garden plot applications, rules and regulations will be mailed or emailed to lottery winners. A plot fee of $45 will be due at that time. No money is due to enter the lottery.
Please email the Recreation Department or call 952-895-4500 with questions.
Neill Park Community Garden
The Neill Park Community Garden is located at 13501 Upton Ave. The garden is a standard style layout with plots in rows and has 38 spots available.
Gardeners are expected to supply their own gardening tools, as well as a bucket for hauling water to your plot. A water spigot is provided for all gardeners to utilize.
Wolk Park Community Garden
The Wolk Community Garden site is a joint partnership with Woodhill Urban Group and the City of Burnsville. The site is located at 13800 Parkwood Lane and has 32 spots available.
The Mandala style garden is a circular garden design where minimum paths are used to conserve space for plants. Each Mandala garden has 17 keyhole beds and 16 crop field beds. The keyholes are 8 feet in diameter and allow for intensive planting from one sitting or kneeling gardener. The field crop areas on the garden perimeter are for larger field crops that would crowd out small vegetables.
The field crop area is approximately 6x8 feet. This area is used for tall, broad and vine crops such as tomatoes, squash, potatoes, cucumber, zucchini, pole beans and corn. Many of these crops are grown as a cooperative venture so space can be utilized efficiently. Trellises will be provided in the field crop areas.