Eagle Heights Garden Plots for 2018 – Applications Available Soon!

Applications for garden plots at the Eagle Heights and University Houses Gardens will be available starting December 15, 2017. Applications can be filled out and submitted on-line, or you may print one from the website and drop it off at the Eagle Heights Community Center, along with your check for the fees.  You may also pick up paper applications, in English or in Mandarin, at the Community Center, beginning December 15.

The website is at www.eagleheightsgardens.org  Besides the applications, we have lots of information about the Gardens on the website.

Both small and large garden plots are available. Large plots at Eagle Heights are about 20’ X 25’ (6 X 8 meters), and small plots are about half that size. University Houses Gardens plots are slightly bigger. Eagle Heights plots must be gardened organically, but University Houses has both organic and non-organic sections. For residents of Eagle Heights, Harvey Street, and University Houses, large plots are $32 and small plots are $20. 

If you submit an application on-line, you will need to drop off your payment for the plot separately, at the Community Center. We cannot accept cash, credit cards, or starter checks. (Those are checks without account numbers, or printed names and addresses.) However, we do accept personal checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks, from banks, credit unions, the post office, or convenience stores. Be sure to write your name on the money order. If you have a friend write a check for you, please attach a note to the check with your name, so we can connect the check to your application. Your application will not be complete until we receive your payment for the fees. 

People who had garden plots in 2017 will have until February 15 to renew their plots. After that date, remaining plots will be assigned to new gardeners. So, new gardeners will not receive their plot assignments until late February or March. There are usually about 200 garden plots available each year for new gardeners. Once all of the plots have been assigned, we will start a waiting list. 

Opening day for garden season will be late in March. 

If you have any questions about the Gardens or the applications, please contact the Gardens Registrar, at ehgardens@rso.wisc.edu.