Will Detmer Park

4140 West Vernal Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404
(north east corner of Vernal Pike and Curry Pike)

Greetings Gardeners!

Wishing you had a little more space or want to extend the growing season? We are offering raised bed spaces for a discounted rate of only $15 for the rest of the year. The ground plots are tilled in the fall but the raised beds are not, as vacant beds have been covered with weed barrier cloth and they are ready to plant now. There are a dozen beds available.
Common crops that can be planted now for fall harvest include beets, Chinese cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnips. You might be able to find seeds on sale, too.
If you would like to rent these plots, please call 812-349-2800 or come in to office. The on-line registration form will not show the discounted rate.
Happy gardening!

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Please call the office at (812) 349-2800 to obtain the Key Code which will allow entry into the Gardens.

Please continue weeding and maintaining your plot, including the pathways. You may turn in your plot if you find you are unable to do this.

Raised beds and Year-round Plots may be used until Dec. 31. The Seasonal Plots may be tilled any time after Oct. 31, so please remove any stakes, cages, or other items by that date. Pull plants and place them in the compost bins.

You may renew your rental contract for the same plots or raised beds (limit 2) between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. You may rent different plots starting January 1 (limit 2).

We hope you have had a pleasant and productive gardening season. Suggestions for improving the garden program are always welcome.

Cathy Meyer

Monroe County Parks and Recreation

501 N. Morton Street Suite 100

Bloomington, IN 47404


Type of Garden *Allotted Season Size Fee
Raised Bed: half 2 per gardener Jan. 1st - Dec. 31st 4' x 8' $25
Year-Round Plot 4 per gardener Jan. 1st - Dec. 31st 10' x 10' $25
Seasonal Plot 4 per gardener April 15th - Oct. 31st 10' x 10' $25
*A gardener may rent additional plots/beds over the allotted number after May 1st. Please go online after May 1st to rent additional plots/beds.

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View or Print Forms

MAP of Garden Plots

MAP of Raised Beds

Garden Agreement and Registration Form

Organic Garden Guidelines

Garden and Park Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Questions Contact:

Cathy Meyer, Garden Manager and Naturalist
Monroe County Parks and Recreation
501 N Morton Street, Suite 100
Bloominton, IN 47404
Fax: 812-349-2899
Voice: 812-349-2805