the 2021 season was a great success with all 12 garden plots full of fresh produce!
Thank YOu to ENVIRO CONTAINERS AND RECYCLING SOLUTIONS OF INNISFAIL for donating the water container for the gardens
The cost to book a garden plot for the 2022 season is $25.00.   The plots are available to only Bower residents until May 15/2022.  After that date, the plots are available to book for other Red Deer residents. Book your plot now!  Garden season is from May 1 to October 15.  For garden plot booking inquiries, contact gardens@bowercommunity.ca or click on the inquiry button.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are the Bower Community Gardens located?


The gardens are located at 460 Barrett Drive in the green space across from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and Bower Mall. Google Map




What is the cost for a garden plot for the garden season?


The cost for 2022 is $25.00.




What is the rental season?


May 1 (or sooner weather if weather permits)-October 15




Can residents outside of the Bower community rent a plot?


Yes, if plots are available. Bower residents have priority until May 15. You can email gardens@bowercommunity.ca to request to be in a wait list. Preference may be given to past renters. This is subject to change.




How many plots are available?


12 plots are available.




Are there plans to expand the gardens?


The Board of Directors and the City of Red Deer are communicating about expanding the gardens. There is not a formal plan. If you have any ideas, please email gardendesign@bowercommunity.ca




When was the community garden built?


June 2020




Who owns and operates the Community Gardens?


The City of Red Deer owns the gardens and provided material and labour to build the plots. The Bower Place Community Association operates the gardens and volunteers from the community helped build the plots.




Will water be available?


The Bower Place Community Association plans to provide water for garden users. Thank you Enviro Containers and Recycling Solutions of Innisfail for donating the water tank. The City of Red Deer fills the container. The tank will be set up May 1.




How can animals be deterred?


Suggestions for garden plots to deter animals (approved by the City of Red Deer) include: - Planting chives, onions, pungent smelling herbs (mint, hyssop, etc) and flowers that are unappealing to deer around the outside or your beds. Often these plants help to deter other invertebrate pests as well. - Using homemade repellents that include garlic and other organic, garden safe pungents (nothing poisonous or harmful in any way to wildlife or humans) - Put flashy items on sticks and posts in your bed to scare off wildlife - Use wire mesh such as chicken wire around the inside of your garden bed A fence around the garden will not be built.




What is the method of payment?


Currently, the Bower Place Community Association takes etransfer, cheque, or cash. Details will be provided once a plot rental is approved.