Garden Rental

Photos of UWEX Garden Plots

June 5 2024: Phone Communication

We moved offices in May and our office phone system is still not working. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO CALL US. Sending an email to is the only reliable way to get in touch.

Please do not show up unannounced at our office. Our program staff are mostly in the field this time of year and our colleagues in other programs will not be able to help you.

Other updates:

  • June 5 2024:  All gardens are now open. We still have limited spaces available at Kohl Farm, 6th and Howard, Forest Hill, and Our Common Home community gardens.

General information:

 Use this map to find your local Extension Community Garden!

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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?

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.

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.