Do You Live in Alexandria? See Which Community Garden Is Nearest You

Dale Street Community Gardens (Photo: Steve Cohen)

By the Alexandria Beautification Commission

Alexandria, VA – 1) Alexandria offers more than 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space.

2) Alexandria has six community gardens; These gardens provide public land for residents to grow fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Community garden located within the City of Alexandria are:

  • Chinquapin Organic Gardens
  • Dale St Community Garden
  • Holmes Run Community Garden
  • Jones Point Community Garden
  • GW Community Garden
  • Cora Kelly Community Garden

3) The beautiful Carlyle House Garden in Old Town is a certified wildlife habitat. Photographers need to register with the administrative staff before conducting photo shoots (there’s a small fee that supports the garden).

4) Every Saturday morning at the Old Town Farmers Market, the City of Alexandria hosts a Market Plant Clinic by Master Gardeners from 7:00 – 9:30 AM.

5) There are approximately 20,000 street trees in Alexandria and many thousands more in parks and on the grounds of public facilities.

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