Community Gardens

The Friends of West Baltimore Square is interested in identifying community gardens and connecting with gardeners in our area! Please send any suggestions to Eli Pousson at If you’re interested in West Baltimore’s community gardens, sign up for our e-mail list to stay in touch about upcoming volunteer opportunities!

 Boyd Alley Community Garden-

Located at Boyd & Mt. Clare streets in the Mt. Clare neighborhood, this site features vegetable gardens, flowering perennials, and a small pagoda.

Charm City Community Garden

Supporters including the neighboring Charm City Church, the Metrokidz youth outreach program, the Bon Secours Foundation, and the Parks & People Foundation, the residents and youth of the area have transform a vacant lot at 103–119 South Payson Street, with tree, shrubs, flowers, and in the next two weeks, placing above ground vegetable beds and a flower garden. Learn more– Growing opportunities for West Baltimore youth at the Charm City Community Garden.


Located behind the CUPS coffeehouse at 1032 Hollins Street, this former vacant lot now houses a picnic table, flowering rain gardens, and vegetable plots.

Harlem Park School Community Garden

Students, faculty and staff at the Harlem Park Elementary and Middle School and the Baltimore Talent Development High School have teamed up to start a school community garden with the assistance of the Parks & People Foundation and a grant from the Baltimore City Schools Sustainability Challenge. The garden is envisioned as an urban agriculture learning center for area students and residents. Learn more– Harlem Park School Community Garden is taking root on Lafayette Avenue

Harlem Park West’s Serenity Garden

Established in 2015 as a collaborative effort of the new Harlem Park West community association, A StepForward, TD Bank, Operation Safe and Clean, P Flanigan, Home Depot.  Located at 1805 W. Lanvale Street.

Julie’s Garden

Located at 301 S. Calhoun Street, this is a community green space.

Lots of Art Butterfly Garden

Located at 117-119 S Carey Street, this vacant lot has been turned into a green space with a rain garden and mural.

Small Street Community Garden

Stewarded by Justine Bonner and a group of neighbors from Sandtown Winchester and Lafayette Square since 2000, the Small Street Community Garden is located on the interior block around the Small Street alley just a half-block north of Lafayette Square block. The garden is uniquely designed as a rain garden that incorporate “swales,” planted with native plants to capture rainwater and filter it through the soil.

Sunflower Village

With support from Civic Works, the Parks & People and the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Franklin Square Community Association has improved a vacant lot located at 216-224 North Carey Street by planting 17 trees, placed granite stones as edging and steps, and a “Sunflower Mountain.”  Learn more– Franklin Square is asking “What do we do about all these vacant lots?”