Community Gardens


Latham COMMUNITY garden

In June 2015, following months of staff review, and recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Mountain View City Council approved the .8 acre City owned property on the corner of Shoreline Blvd and Latham Street as the location for a plot-based community garden.  Eighty four (84)  plots, 6ft wide by 18ft long, have been created on this site. This includes limited amounts of ADA plots, short-term plots, and reduced rate plots for low-income families. Latham Community Garden opened in August 2019.

All plots are currently filled. To be added to the waitlist, send an email with your full name, mailing address and phone number to

Willowgate Community Garden

The Willowgate Community Garden is located at the end of Andsbury Avenue in Mountain View and offers 122 individual plots. Currently, all of the available plots are reserved. A waitlist, approximately 3-4 years long, is available. To be added to the waitlist, send an email with your full name, mailing address and phone number to For more information about the Willowgate Community Garden, call the Recreation Division Office at (650) 903-6331

Senior Center Community Garden

The Senior Center Community Garden serves the senior community of Mountain View. Located down the street from the Mountain View Senior Center, on Escuela Avenue between Crisanto Avenue and Villa Street, the garden contains 63 individual plots. All gardeners must be at least 55 years old and residents of Mountain View. Currently, all of the plots are reserved and there is a substantial waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, send an email with your full name, mailing address, phone number, and birthday to

Community garden procedures and guidelines

All gardeners agree to abide to the Final Guidelines and Procedures that can be found here.


Garden Site

Annual Plot Fee

 Senior Garden $50
 Willowgate Garden $150
 Willowgate Garden Senior Member $50
 Willowgate Garden ½ Plot $100
 Willowgate Garden ½ Plot Senior $50 
 Latham Community Garden $100
 Latham Community Garden Senior $50


Tiered renewal fees will be in effect fiscal year 2020-2021 and fiscal year 2021-2022 for existing Willowgate half-plot holders prior to 2019.  Please contact Garden Staff with any questions.


More Information

  • In order to put your name on the waitlist for the new garden, please contact Garden Staff at In order to be added to the waitlist you need to provide your full name, physical address, email, and phone number. 
  • Only Mountain View residents age 18 or older are eligible for a garden plot. Only one plot is allowed per family residing at the same address. Families may only have one plot at either Willowgate Garden, the Senior Garden, or the new garden at Shoreline and Latham.
  • Existing gardeners and those currently on the waitlist for Willowgate Garden and the Senior Garden will be given priority. Those currently on the waitlist for Willowgate Garden or the Senior Garden will be given the opportunity to take an available plot at the current site they are on the waitlist for or the new garden.  


Demonstration garden at Heritage Park

The Demonstration Garden at Heritage Park, located at 771 North Rengstorff Avenue, is a true Community Garden that is operated by Soil&Water, a non-profit volunteer-led organization. Unlike other plot-based gardens in Mountain View, the garden at Heritage Park is a shared urban garden. Soil&Water, along with volunteers and the community, create the space and share its harvest. Community events and learning opportunities will take place through out the year led by Soil&Water.

Volunteer WorkDays

Every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

How to Join/contact Information

Please contact Soil&Water at to join or learn more about opportunities. You may also visit their website at or visit



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