Community Garden

The South Orange Community Garden is dedicated to supporting and operating a recreational, organic community garden for the residents of South Orange for the promotion and education of organic, sustainable, ornamental and edible plant culture.

The Garden is run by the South Orange Community Garden Group (“SOCGG”) comprised of all registered gardeners. SOCGG is governed by an elected, volunteer Executive Committee, based on By-laws and Operating Rules and Regulations.

Garden Registration
Garden plot registration is accepted at the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close when all plots are licensed. For garden dates of operation, by laws and registration details, CLICK HERE.

Registration Cost
Garden Season Permits are issued by the Township of South Orange Village for the use of individual Garden Plots for one season. The Garden Season Permit fee is $80.

Date and Hours of Operations
The official Garden season begins in March and ends in late October. Operating hours will be every day from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., or dawn to dusk, whichever is more restrictive.

Garden Location 
The Garden is located in a small portion of Riverside Park, located on West Third Street near Church Street, adjacent to the west bank of the Rahway River's east branch. The Garden consists of 49 raised-bed garden plots, each measuring 4 feet by 12 feet.