Garden Rental

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Garden Rental Desk Office Hours

We are once again offering registration “office hours” for people who wish to register in person. We offer these office hours in our suite at the Summit Place building (6737 W. Washington St. Suite 2202, West Allis, WI 53214.)

  • Office hours for returning gardeners: 2:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between March 9th and April 7th
  • Office hours for new gardeners: 2:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between April 18th and May 2nd.

Key Dates related to registration and program offerings:

March 9: In-person registration for returning gardeners begins at the Extension Milwaukee County offices from 2:30-6:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 9th until April 6th.

March 15: renewal packets go out in the mail

March 18: Seed Exchange at Summit Place.

April 7: deadline for plot renewals.

April 15: Registration for new gardeners begins. Previous garden renters from whom we have not heard by this date will be assumed to be uninterested in renewal, and their plots will become eligible for rental to other participants.

April 18: In-person registration for new gardeners begins at the Extension Milwaukee County offices from 2:30-6:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 2nd.


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Extension Milwaukee County rents garden plots in many parts of the county. We also provide technical assistance to neighborhood groups that run their own community gardens. For more information about renting a garden, read the information below and contact the garden rental assistant at 414-615-0538 or

Why Garden?

A garden is a grand teacher.  It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.

Gertrude Jekyll

Gardens and green space are important in the urban environment. Residents at health care facilities, apartments and condominiums may not have the opportunity or space to garden. Unused urban open space can provide the needed land to build gardens. Gardens provide space to grow nutritious food and gardeners can save money on produce. Gardening is a great family recreational activity. Participants share traditions with each other and their children.

To learn more about the value of community gardening, read the “Evaluation of Community Gardens” by Jill Florence Lackey & Associates, February 1998.

New Gardeners

If you did not rent a garden last year and would like to request a garden fill out the New Plot Request Form 2023 and return it by email  ( or by normal mail to 6737 W Washington St, Suite 2202, West Allis, WI 53214.

The garden rental staff will assign a plot to you after April 15th when plots become available for new gardeners to rent.

New gardeners will be assigned plots as they become available, but not before pre-registration for returning gardeners is complete on April 15th

If you need to contact the garden rental assistants please send an email, leave us a voicemail at 414-615-0538, or visit during our Office Hours. If you call, please leave a detailed message on what we can help with and your preferred language. We will call you back when we are available. 


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