Sunny Mount Community Garden
Welcome! The Sunny Mount Community Garden has a stunning location overlooking Sunny Mount Park on Ruhl Drive in the Willmott neighbourhood, Milton. We rounding out our fourth full year of growing and so far, this year has been a fantastic growing season.
We are full for 2020, but we are accepting waitlist applications for 2021.
If you are interested in joining us in 2021, please fill out an application form to be added to the waiting list. Click here (or copy this url: https://goo.gl/forms/yo8A2A2MflNgmMK12) to complete the Sunny Mount Community Garden application form.
Please note the application is subject to plot availability and payment. Completing the form does not guarantee a successful plot allotment.
Plot Rental fee is between $30 and $40 per plot, per season.
Insurance: For insurance purposes, plot holders are required to be paid members of the Milton District Horticultural Society. Individual- $20 covers one adult. Family – $25 covers two adults living at the same address. If your partner or spouse or any other person will be assisting you in maintaining your plot, you must select a family membership. Membership is annual and runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Once your application is received, you will be contacted with next steps.
For more info, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Mid summer update at the Garden
Fun time harvesting fresh produces from garden plot to dining table!
While the hot summer sun dries up soil fast, watering the plots has become a routine throughout the summer holiday. Keep up with your good work, young gardener!
The SMG has a stunning location on Ruhl Drive, beautifully situated overlooking Sunny Mount Park. The allotments are rented by the growing season (April to October, weather dependent).
By October 2017, at the close of the season, we had developed 40 plots:
– 30 plots (6’x12’) filled with topsoil
– 1 plot (4’x8’) filled with topsoil
– 9 plots (4’x4’) filled with a special Square Foot Gardening mix of composts and vermiculite.
There are just a few plots still available for the 2018 season, so if you are in need of space for your veggie garden, or you just don’t have the sun exposure and you are a resident of Milton, give it a try here!
In 2017 we saw the first full growing season at Sunny Mount Community Garden (SMG). The SMG is an allotment garden and joint venture project between the Town of Milton and Milton & District Horticultural Society.
The 2017 season started with oodles of rain and heaps of spring mud. It was tricky. It was messy. But we weren’t deterred. The garden evolved over the course of the season into an oasis with many varieties of veggies, fruits and flowers.
It could not have been accomplished without the large contingent of volunteers from MDHS, the SMG members, corporate volunteers from Optum and our committee members. Special mention to the very deserving Lianne Krane who spearheaded the garden with an immense amount of personal effort and sweat equity. And also to Cliff Booth for all his handyman assistance. We would turn up at the garden and find all sorts of jobs that needed doing, already done!
In the Spring of 2016 Milton Horticultural Society and the Town of Milton partnered to develop a second community garden in Milton located within Sunny Mount Park at Ruhl Drive.
In 2017, MDHS was delighted to be a recipient of a $5000 grant from the Town of Milton Community Fund, this grant will be used to purchase additional equipment for the use of plot holders.