Wait List Request Form

Hello Prospective Gardener,

Thank you for your interest in gardening with the Columbia Gardeners. We are happy you would like to become part of our family of community gardens. To be added to our wait list, complete the form below. Information has been provided at the bottom of this screen that should help answer questions you may have.

After you have submitted the requested information, you will be placed on our wait list and will be contacted when a plot becomes available at your chosen site.

Please note you must be a Howard County, Maryland, resident to acquire a plot with Columbia Gardeners. If you submit multiple applications for more than one gardening site, only the first one received will be considered.


Columbia Gardeners Wait List Administrator

In order to put you on our wait list, please provide the following information:

We have three garden sites, two of which have organic-only sections. Locations and additional information are provided below. You can only select one.

If other, use the text box below to describe or provide any other relevant information you would like Columbia Gardeners to know about.
Are you a Howard County resident? Yes No

Please review the information below, and when you have completed all the required fields in the form, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen to complete your request to be placed on the wait list.

Elkhorn I & II

6669 Oakland Mills Road

Columbia, MD 21045 (near Dobbin Road)

Elkhorn I (organic and conventional gardening)

Elkhorn II (organic only)

Long Reach I and II

6110 Old Dobbin Road

Columbia, MD 21045 (near Tamar Drive)

Long Reach I (organic and conventional gardening)

Long Reach II (organic only)

West Side

6840 Martin Road

Columbia, MD 21044 (near Freetown Road)

Organic and conventional gardening; no organic-only section


Here are some details about the gardens:

  • Plots are approximately 20’x25’.
  • The rental fee is $50/year for a standard plot. There is a limit of one plot per household.
  • There are also options for half plots, raised beds, and senior discounts.
  • Water is included in the rental fee.
  • The organic-only sections at Elkhorn and Long Reach have an additional one-time fee of $90 as they have a perimeter fence and individual plots are not fenced.
  • Mulch/woodchips are often available for use at your plot.
  • Each gardener is required to provide 4 hours of volunteer service per year. There are a variety of jobs available for all levels of physical ability.
  • There is a gate with a lock at each of the gardens.
  • Gardeners are responsible for tilling, planting, watering, weeding and maintaining their own plots.
  • Some plots are already fenced; in other cases you may need to provide your own fence.
  • If you pay your rental fee, maintain your garden and perform your service hours, you will be able to rent the same plot in future years.
  • Other details, including recipes, gardening links and photos can be found at www.columbiagardeners.com

Columbia Gardeners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations.