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Eddie Albert Community Garden Plots

The Eddie Albert Gardens are located in Dodds Park at 1501 North Mattis Avenue in Champaign.  Eddie Albert Community Garden plots are available for everyone – from the experienced gardener to the beginner.

Eddie Albert Gardens

Gardening Season

The gardening season begins during the first week of April.  Water is turned on by mid-April.  Plots are available on a year-round or season-by-season basis.  Plots that are rented year-round do not need to be cleared by any particular time of year and are the year-round responsibility of the renter.  Plots that are rented season-by-season must be cleared by October 21st.  Please note: Spring till is the responsibility of the plot renter.

Pricing & Rental Information

Registration is at the Leonhard Recreation Center only.  Sorry, no online registration is available at this time.  Plots are available year-round in a 20′ x 20′ size or season-by-season in a 20′ x 20′ or 20′ x 30′ size. Elevated plots are available for gardeners with disabilities. Registration for returning gardeners (those who had gardens the previous year) begins December 1st.  Registration for new gardeners begins December 15th.

20′ x 20′ Seasonal Plots (April – October) are $30 for residents or $45 for nonresidents

20′ x 30′ Seasonal Plots (April – October) are $40 for residents or $60 for nonresidents

20′ x 20′ Year-Round Plots (1/1 – 12/31) are $40 for residents or $60 for nonresidents


We’re happy to help!  Please call 217-398-2550 or email Bret Johnson


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