To sign up for a garden plot, please call the City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Department at 562-866-9771, ext. 2408. Your name will be placed on the waiting list and residents will be contacted by telephone as plots become available. You must be a resident of Lakewood to lease a plot.
Bees have a tendency to swarm in the Spring, and the Community Gardens are frequently a stopping place. The swarms are harmless if left alone, and will usually move on in a day or so.
However, do use caution and some common sense. If the bees are in YOUR plot, count yourself lucky to have had a visit and come back to water or weed later. Watch where you put your hands and check the handles of tools/shovels before you grab them. DON'T spray the bees with water. Pollinators are our friends!
If you are allergic, please don't take chances - just leave the gardening for another day.
Thank you to Rick Adams for the buzz about the bees and the photo of a swarm in plot 53C.
The purpose of this site is to share information about the Lakewood Community Garden with our gardeners and the community here in Lakewood, California.
Please see the pages listed to the left for FAQs, meeting schedule, and contact information.
We are so fortunate to live in a place where we can grow fresh, healthy produce and beautiful flowers all year long, aren’t we? Please be sure to read the FAQs if you have any questions. If you would like to lease a plot in the Lakewood Community Garden, please give the City a call to get on the list.