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 are full for 2021, but we are accepting waitlist applications for 2022
If you are interested in joining us in the future, please fill out an application form to be added to the waiting list.
Click here (or copy this url: https://forms.gle/sreaAFyz9oVUac4e7) to join the Sunny Mount Community Garden waitlist.
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. 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.
New for 2022: a $50 refundable clean up deposit will be required
Once a plot becomes available you will be contacted. In the meantime, consider joining the society to gain the benefits of learning from expert speakers, fellow gardeners, and participating in other local events, exclusively available to members.
For more info, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 was a challenging year. We opened late due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we were still able to have a great year. Tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers were very successful. We had significant issues with voles which was frustrating!
2019: The year of the Sunflowers!!!
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.