Community Garden

Ottawa is Blooming is very excited to have you be part of Ottawa’s Community Garden. A community garden means many things to many people; a community garden to some may be a place to grow food and herbs, while others may choose to simply grow flowers, connect with nature, relieve stress or just enjoy being outdoors. Others may take part in the garden to be a part of the community and share their knowledge and love of gardening.

Regardless of why you have chosen to be part of the garden, we welcome you and look forward to seeing you at the garden.

Happy growing!

Our Mission:

The mission of the Ottawa Community Garden is to provide a space for community members to come together and garden while enhancing the environment and the quality of living Ottawa. As well as, serve as a community-building and educational resource centered on dignity and respect for each other and the environment.

Due to COVID-19 Ottawa is Blooming and the City of Ottawa will not be charging participants to utilize the Community Garden for the 2020 season. Please note we still need participants to sign up for the garden plots. Community Garden participants can either:

Community Garden participants can either:

Fill out the application, then email to: or mail to City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL  61350


Email the following information: Name, address, phone number, size of plot (10’x10’ or 10’x20’) and quantity to:

Community Garden Application

Community Garden Information Packet

Garden Coordinators:

Main Contact: Tami Koppen, Community Development Specialist 815-433-0161 x. 240;

Site Contact: Stephanie Stacy, ASHS Certified Horticulturist 815-530-9577