About the Lakewood Community Garden

The Lakewood Community Garden is located on Candlewood Street between Palo Verde Avenue and Woodruff Avenue in Lakewood, California.

Established over 30 years ago, this partnership between SCE and the City of Lakewood allows Lakewood residents to lease a garden plot and take advantage of our year-round growing seasons and the health benefits of gardening and growing fresh, healthy food.

The three-acre site is divided into 323 individual gardening plots of 150 square feet each.  Water and greenwaste for mulching is provided by the city and horse-manure fertilizer is purchased from our local stables for gardeners' use - all for a small annual fee (currently $12 per year). Each gardener is responsible for maintaining his or her plot and the surrounding pathways.  A portable restroom is available on site.  For more information on plot maintenence, rules and regulations, please see the FAQs section.

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.