Butler’s Creek Community Garden

Healthy Food • Healthy Community • Growing Together

Opening ceremonyIn August 2012, the City of Brockville offered use of land at the Gord Watts Municipal Centre for a pilot Community Garden, with 20 plots to be operated through the 2013 season. A small team of volunteers was formed to plan and manage this site, now known as Butler’s Creek Community Garden (BCCG).

The BCCG was officially opened in spring of 2013 by Mayor David Henderson of the City of Brockville and garden sponsors the Food Matters coalition and the Volunteer Centre of St Lawrence-Rideau. The BCCG was established with financial support from the Brockville and Area Community Foundation, the Community Criminal Court Fund and Leeds-Grenville Mental Health. In-kind donations were generously provided by Home Depot, TSC, Canadian Tire Brockville, and D&D Tree Service.

As of spring 2016, the BCCG comprises 23 individual, 10′ x 20′ garden plots, a shared herb garden and a number of shared berry bushes and ornamentals. Gardeners pay a nominal fee of $25 per plot per season, and are obliged to participate in the maintenance of the garden site as well as their own garden plot in accordance with a signed Gardeners Agreement.

The judges from 2017 Community in Blooms had this to say about the garden: “The organization, layout and management of the Butler’s Creek Community Garden needs to be commended. Great work partnering with the Works/Parks Department. Excellent work by the volunteers.”

The BCCG is self-managed by a steering committee of its gardeners. The BCCG steering committee can be reached at communitygarden@corptype.ca

Last updated: 2020-04-23