Blair Road Community Garden is one of the largest community gardens in DC, with over 200 plots in more than five acres of garden space bordered by several streets and several garden neighbors. We are proud to announce that, as of 2023, we are officially classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization!

We share Oglethorpe street to the North with our furry neighbors at the Humane Rescue Alliance, and Blair Road to the West with the daily commuters. We share McDonald Place and South Dakota Avenue to the South with the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church. We are bordered by train tracks and New Hampshire Avenue to the East, as well as the DC Legacy Memorial Park. We are an easy walk from the Ft. Totten metro station. Please come for a visit.


Our gardeners say the spot is “relaxing and quiet.” Walking down into the center, one barely hears the traffic. The views of the sky are a delight. The garden is divided into plots of all sizes, with larger plots grandfathered in from previous years. Annual fees are based on plot size. Fees are used for general garden repair, tools, compost, and an annual garden picnic. The garden has been in operation for at least 40 years, and there is always some annual turnover of plots.

Our Leadership

Elections are held annually in the Fall for half of the Board of Directors. Our executive committee consists of the president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and at-large representative. The executive committee is joined by four section representatives. Garden officers for the 2023 garden season are:

Rules and Regulations

Together the Board works to enforce National Park Service Garden Rules and the Blair Road Community Garden rules according to our governing By-Laws.

One of the main rules of National Park Service community gardens is that gardeners must use organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Gardeners are expected to pick up trash throughout the garden, and to maintain garden pathways free of weeds and debris.

Interested in joining our garden? Learn how to register for your own garden plot today!

Join Us

PO Box 60617 Washington, DC 20039 – 202.643.8570

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