Carpenter Park Community Garden

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Welcome to the Garden!

Carpenter Park Community Garden is a communal space managed by the Town of Cary that offers raised garden beds for annual rental as well as public education garden beds for groups and volunteers. Gardeners are allowed to grow whatever they like, and the garden boasts diverse veggies, fruits, and flowers throughout the year. We also maintain native plant habitat in the border surrounding the garden to support pollinators that provide numerous ecological benefits including increased produce yields in the garden.

Garden Open Houses

Join us for a Garden Open House on the third Saturday of the month April - October. Explore the garden, help water and weed, and participate in a kid-friendly art activity during this free community event.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Garden Open Houses have been canceled. For more information and resources, visit the Town of Cary's COVID-19 Information page. If you have a question about a specific event or facility, dial 311 in Cary or (919) 469-4000 outside of Town limits.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9-11 a.m. CANCELED

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are always needed to help us build, plant, and maintain our educational and ornamental garden beds. Although most of the community garden plots are allocated for individual rental, we have reserved several plots for general community use. These beds are perfect for one-time garden projects for groups or individuals. Plan a work day, earn a badge, or just enjoy working in the dirt for an afternoon! See our Spruce Program for more on how you can be a garden volunteer.

    Garden Bed Rental

    The annual application for garden bed rental will reopen in December 2020.


    Construction of Carpenter Park began in the summer of 2014 and included a plan for a community garden as one of its features. The park was funded in the Bond Referendum passed by Cary Citizens in 2012.

    Cary It Green


    Sarah Justice
    Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator 
    Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources 
    P.O. Box 8005
    Cary, NC 27512-8005
    (919) 469-4301