Community gardens are a fantastic way to build a collective group of people who want to grow fruits and vegetables while also getting to know their neighbors. In Las Vegas, community gardens are fundamental to neighborhoods across the Valley, where community members seek like-minded individuals who wish to improve their health and well-being with regular visits to the garden. Whether you want a small plot or a larger area to grow plants with your extended family, these neighborhoods have beautiful community gardens.

Typical community garden

Historic Westside

Established in 2010, Vegas Roots Community Garden in Historic Westside is a nonprofit four-acre garden that benefits low-income families. As the city’s only urban farm, Vegas Roots is an important part of the community. The organization offers an “Adopt a Plot” program where families can purchase the use of one 50 square-foot plot for an entire year for $500, which can provide enough produce to keep the fridge stocked all year long. The plots are watered daily by garden staff, and families can choose seeds and supplies on the property. In addition to gardening, participants can also take nutrition and healthy cooking courses. Vegas Roots also offers a children’s gardening program that includes regular cooking and gardening classes alongside a garden plot that can be visited anytime.

Centennial Hills

San Miguel Community Garden in Centennial Hills is a nonprofit garden founded by a church community that encourages local residents to volunteer and grow their own fruits and vegetables in its two-acre garden. Community members have grown everything from pumpkins to peppers in this garden’s 100 plots, where you’ll also find farm animals like chickens and geese.

Another neighborhood spot is the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Community Garden, where adults 50 or older can pay a $2 annual membership and a $30 fee for a full garden bed for six months. New Vista Ranch Community Garden also gives adults living with IDD the chance to enjoy gardening while learning new skills that can help lead to future job opportunities as well as an improved quality of life. Residents who want a community vibe but aren’t interested in growing or cultivating their own fruits and vegetables can check out Gilcrease Orchard. This 60-acre farm allows patrons to select their own fruits and vegetables right off the vine.

North Las Vegas

In North Las Vegas, Craig Ranch Regional Park Community Garden offers residents the full gardening experience by requiring them to weed, water, maintain, and harvest their own fruits and vegetables, although assistance is available. The garden stands on a former golf course, and the price to maintain a mini-garden at Craig Ranch is fairly reasonable. For $150 a year, gardeners can plant in their own raised box or share one for just $75. Nevada Partners also hosts its own urban garden in the area. 

College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne Campus has a community garden that supports low-income students by giving opportunities to learn about gardening, gain leadership and community skills, and discover scholarship opportunities. 


In Paradise, UNLV has a Campus Community Garden adjacent to a recycle center. Students and staff have the use of 39 planters, where gardeners are encouraged to both grow their own food and conduct research on planting practices.