Community Gardens


The city runs two community garden sites.  The Olson Community Garden site is located at the corner of Kerber Boulevard and Santa Vera Drive. The gardens consist of 77 plots, 3 raised beds and a community orchard. The orchard is along Santa Vera Drive and includes apple and cherry trees along with  raspberry plants. The orchard was planted in 2014. The public is welcome to the fruit when it becomes ripe in the summer.  The second site is location on Lyman Boulevard at the end of Audubon Road, next to the city lift station.  This site has 16 plots with water available on site.

The Olson Community Gardens are  FULL and have a waiting list.  Contact Jill Sinclair to be added to the list.  The Lyman Garden have a few plots available. 

Garden Plots

  • Gardens are reserved on a first-registered/first-served basis.
  • Individual garden plots are generally 10 feet by 10 feet, although there are a few different sizes in the Olson garden as shown on the map.
  • You may request specific plots, but remember that since it is a first-come/first-served program you may not get your first choice.
  • The gardens are tilled, fertilized, and staked out in the spring. Weather permitting, they should be ready by late May.
  • You are responsible for planting, weeding, and best of all, harvesting!
  • Water sources are available at both site. The locations are shown on the map. Hoses are provided.
  • All gardeners are required to keep their plots as disease-free and weed-free as possible. If a garden is not maintained, a warning will be given. If conditions do not improve the garden will be forfeited. No pesticides other than insecticidal soap are allowed in the gardens.
  • The gardens must be cleared by mid-October.
  • All levels of gardeners are welcome.


Registration for 2022 begins Feb. 1, 2022.  Mail in or drop off the registration form to Chanhassen City Hall beginning on Feb. 1.

Related Resources

Albin Olson, the community garden namesake

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