Community Gardens Tour

Now in its 33rd year, our annual Community Gardens Tour will be held on Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30 -8:00 pm. We will meet at the Civic Garden Center for light refreshments before boarding buses taking guests to four sites that represent our historic Community Garden Program’s innovative approach to creating neighborhood-based gardens serving evolving and diverse populations. Learn firsthand about the positive impact these gardens are having in their communities.

Reservations include bus transportation to all four gardens in addition to a light bites and refreshments served by-the-bite at each garden along the way. 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 as we embrace new practices and new people to help us better meet the needs of our many diverse neighborhoods.  Community gardens focus on growing healthy fruits and vegetables while serving as hubs for neighborhood engagement and renewal. No two neighborhoods are the same, so it is vitally important, when providing training and ongoing support to gardens, that the Civic Garden Center be open to a truly collaborative process that embraces both traditional and experimental engagement, design, management and cultivation practices.