Community Gardens

Mill Lane Gardens - 2018

The Town will not be renting garden plots at the Mill Lane Gardens this year.  Our efforts will go toward preparing a new garden site for next year.  Please check back in March 2019 for more information.




Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. Some gardeners choose to solely grow flowers, while other gardeners grow vegetables for their own personal use, or to share with their neighbors. Benefits of Community Gardens:

Benefits of Community Gardens

  • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
  • Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
  • Stimulates Social Interaction
  • Encourages Self-Reliance
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Produces Nutritious Food
  • Reduces Family Food Budgets
  • Conserves Resources
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Reduces Crime
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots

Amherst Community Gardens Guidelines & Rules


Garden Locations

The Town of Amherst has two Community Garden sites- Amethyst Brook and Mill Lane.


(Please click links below)

Plot Size


Amethyst Brook*

Pelham Rd  

30' x 60'


Mill Lane

Amherst College Land 

20' x 20'


*Amethyst Brook garden sites available to Amherst residents only.

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