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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus

Visit the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus for beauty and inspiration. Designed as a living classroom and idea center, this four-acre garden provides creative resources for anyone interested in gardening and edible landscapes. Explore the culinary, herb and fragrance gardens, apiary, rose pavilion, berry house, and 40 community garden plots. Refresh your connection to nature solo or bring a delicious picnic to share with friends.

The American Electric Power Education Pavilion is located on the campus. Here you can put your inspiration to use during a cooking class in the demonstration kitchen or the Live Fire Kitchen.

Get Involved

Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden Community Gardens offer a variety of benefits to their communities. They improve access to fresh food and serve as a space for neighbors to connect and reflect on nature's beauty. Participants rent plots to be a part of a functional community garden. This garden also serves as a model for participants in the Conservatory's Growing to Green program.

Please refrain from picking or eating produce grown in the Community Garden. A Free Little Farmstand is available.

Interested In Joining Our Community Garden?
If you're interested in a plot at the Conservatory's Community Garden, please register for the wait list below. You can also email Sean McKay at to identify another community garden to get involved in.

Plotholder Wait List
Community Garden Campus Tours The Conservatory invites you to tour the Community Garden Campus with a staff member. Guided tours are available on a case-by-case basis and must be scheduled with staff in advance. Tours are free; no admission is required.

Please email [email protected] to schedule.
Growing to Green Growing to Green is Columbus’ largest organized effort to promote and provide free community resources for community gardening and city beautification.

The Growing to Green program makes resources available to community gardeners and will help individuals identify a community garden to get involved in.

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Community Connections Are you looking for volunteer opportunities within the community? Growing to Green’s Community Connections program is for anyone interested in volunteering within community garden spaces throughout Central Ohio.
Free Little Farmstand Grow an edible garden, and share the surplus!

The Free Little Farmstand, located at the Community Garden Campus, offers free produce from various gardens, welcoming neighbors and community members to enjoy the nutritious bounty.

Special thanks to Conservatory volunteers for their efforts in assembling and maintaining the Farmstand.
Pollinator Garden The Pollinator Garden is thoughtfully designed with a blend of perennial and annual plants to ensure continuous blooming for our beneficial pollinators, attracting them through the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
Apiary The apiary situated at the Community Garden Campus neighboring the Pollinator Garden houses thriving beehives that play a crucial role in pollinating flowering plants, underscoring the vital importance of bees in our ecosystem.

More to Explore

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden Celebrating the Ohio landscape, the Children's Garden focuses on introducing and connecting children to the natural world.
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Light Raiment II Internationally renowned light artist James Turrell’s architectural light installation illuminates the Conservatory’s John F. Wolfe Palm House in an inspiring display of light.
Botanical Gardens Stroll abundant outdoor gardens full of seasonal color and interest, set within the 88-acres of Franklin Park.
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