Teams of volunteers aid the City of Livonia by tending the various gardens at Greenmead, including the Simmons-Hill House and Newburg Church gardens. The garden areas are a favorite spot for wedding photographs or a leisurely stroll.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer "Greenmead Gardener," please call the office at (248) 477-7375.
Garden plots at Greenmead Historical Park (Newburgh and Eight Mile Roads) are available for rent. Plots are 24x24 feet and are most often filled with a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. Water is available on site.
Returning gardeners from the prior year will be notified when they're able to register for the upcoming garden season (2021 began online on Jan. 18 for returnees only). New gardeners can sign up online on the first Tuesday of April and registration continues until June. Plot requests are not guaranteed.
If without online access, gardeners can also register at the Kirksey Recreation Center or Greenmead's Alexander Blue House during regular business hours. The cost is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents, per plot. For more information, call (248) 477-7375.
The Community Gardens' preparations are moving along quickly, and we are happy to announce the Gardeners' Meeting will be Wednesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. outside the Alexander Blue House at the picnic tables. This is an important meeting because you cannot garden without receiving your packet, which will be handed out then. Richard will verify your garden plot(s) with you, and will talk about gardening rules and tips. The meeting length will depend on how many questions there are about gardening.