Community Gardens Tour

Now in its 33rd year, the Community Gardens Tour returns Tuesday, July 18 starting at 5:30 pm at the Civic Garden Center. This year’s tour focuses on four projects representing the Civic Garden Center’s historic Community Garden Program’s innovative approach for creating neighborhood-based gardens to serve evolving and diverse populations. The Community Gardens Program celebrates its 36th anniversary this summer, and you’re invited to tour four gardens Tuesday, July 18 to witness the positive impact these gardens are having in their respective communities. Reservations for the community gardens tour include bus transportation to all four gardens in addition to a light meal that will be served by-the-bite as you tour each of the gardens. This event takes place rain or shine. For reservations click here or call 513-221-0981.

This Year’s Participating Gardens

Julie Hanser Community Garden

Concord Street Community Garden

West McMicken Community Garden

Frederick Douglass School Garden


About The Community Gardens Program

Civic Garden Center’s Community Gardens Program is one of the oldest in the country (celebrating 36 years in 2017) and continues to evolve to embrace new practices and serve the gardening and social needs of Cincinnati neighborhoods.  Community gardens center on growing healthy fruits and vegetables and also are hubs for neighborhood engagement and renewal. No two neighborhoods are the same so it is important that when providing training and ongoing support to gardens that the Civic Garden Center be open to explore collaborative forms of gardens that embrace both traditional and experimental design, management and cultivation practices.