Garden Information

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2017 Season - Now Taking Applications

We are taking names for the 2017 growing season.  Use the Contact Us link and submit your name and the city where you live.  You will be added to the application wait list.  Here is how the application process works:

  • All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The previous year's gardeners in good standing get the opportunity to apply to keep their plots from last year.  They have 3 weeks to respond.
  • After 3 weeks, an application is emailed to those on the wait list that are Overland Park residents.
    • You should receive an application in early February. 
  • After 3 more weeks, an application is emailed to those on the wait list that are non-OP residents but are Johnson County residents.
    • If there are plots still available, you should receive an application in late February.

The garden is located at the Oak Park branch library (9500 Blue Jacket St.).

OPCG Supports Monarch Habitat

The garden has been classified as a Monarch Waystation since 2013. There are five varities of milkweed at the garden.  For more information on how to support Monarchs in your backyard visit Monarch Watch.


Butterfly Milkweed
Common Milkweed

Showy Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Overland Park Community Garden at a Glance

  • Established in 2011
  • 5,000 square feet offers up to 64 four-by-ten foot plots (single plot)
  • Gardeners have the option of renting a single or double (4'x20') plot. Current rental fees are $25 for a single plot and $40 for a double plot annually.
  • Gardeners' plant and harvest for their own purposes
  • Gardeners are required to utilize organic, sustainable and earth friendly methods
  • The garden is managed by the Overland Park Community Garden, Inc. non-profit organization that is run by a volunteer board of directors

 "Gardening is the best therapy in the world."

C. Z. Guest