Community Garden

garden sign

Mission Statement

Promote a sense of community through the shared interest and participation in cultivating a garden.

Garden Rules

  • Look, but please don't pick. We are growing food to eat and to donate.
  • Plots and their contents are tended and cared for by UT Dallas gardeners only.
  • Natural is the way of the garden. Please keep pesticides, herbicides and chemicals out.
  • Please report leaky hoses or missing supplies to OSV.
  • Chase away critters.

Contact the OSV if you would like to get involved with the garden.

For problems requiring immediate maintenance or repair, please contact the UT Dallas Facilities Management or UT Dallas Police. For emergencies, call 911.

image of garden location

The UT Dallas Community Garden, located at the intersection of Drive A and Drive H, provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of natural gardening and community greening. Founded in 2006 as a student organization, the original garden was funded and supported by UT Dallas Alumni Fund and Student Affairs.

The Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) is the current garden-keeper and facilitates both member registration as well as garden work days.


Adopt a Garden Plot

Plots are free of charge and assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to individual plot maintenance, gardeners must attend group meetings, help with monthly group work days, and participate in garden events.

Garden plot adoption sign ups are now closed. Sign ups for plot adoption are accepted at the beginning of each academic semester, pending plot availability.

For a listing of terms and conditions, read the UT Dallas Community Garden Agreement for Plot Adoption and Participation.

Garden Work Days

Spring 2015 Garden Workdays* for current gardeners:

* Dates and times are subject to change. Must be a part of the garden to attend.

Present a Workshop

We are always looking for master gardeners and sustainability experts to share their knowledge and skills with our students. Please contact the OSV for more information.

Garden Bulletin

Stay up to date with garden happenings! The UT Dallas Community Garden Bulletin provides semester highlights and educational information and resources for gardeners. Check out the Fall 2014 Bulletin!

“There is nothing like working in a garden to rest the brain from intense studies. It is grounding…there's a real satisfaction and economic benefit in eating food and watching flowers I planted and nurtured with my own hands.”

— Cynthia Edmond, Gardener