Aesop's Park Vegetable Garden

The City of Tavares is developing Aesop’s Park as a “community backyard” facility which offers exercise opportunities, a pond, space for vegetable gardens, special play areas for dogs, and other activities that would normally take place in a residential backyard environment.

The newest component of Aesop’s Park (located at 501 E. Caroline Street) is a Community Vegetable Garden. The Vegetable Garden is comprised of individual plots, 4’x12’, with irrigation and compost materials included. Individuals or family can lease a plot for a fee of $20 per year. There are also a limited number of wheelchair accessible garden plots available.

Community vegetable gardens, which were common in cities during the Great Depression, are once again popular across the country. They allow people who live in apartments or homes with little outdoor space to grow their own vegetables at minimal cost. This is a wonderful family or group activity, and an opportunity to teach kids about the joys of gardening and growing your own vegetables.

A brief overview: 
 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
A brief overview: 
 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
A brief overview: 
 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
A brief overview: 
 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
A brief overview: 
 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
Vegetable Garden Plot

Click here for Vegetable Garden Plot Request Form

Call the Community Services Department for more information (352) 742-6477
Wicker Basket of Gardening SuppliesA Brief Overview: 
  • Each vegetable garden plot is leased for one year at $20.
  • Plots must have weeds maintained.
  • Plot holders shall not leave behind any gardening equipment.
  • No chemical pesticides or herbicides will be allowed.
  • Plot holders will only harvest from their own plot.
  • Pets are not allowed in the vegetable garden area.
  • Illegal crops are forbidden to be grown in the vegetable garden area.
  • Use of radios and cell phones must be kept to a minimum while in the garden so that others can enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Compost materials are available to all as part of the lease. Everyone is encouraged to replenish the compost bin with appropriate organic materials such as vegetable peels, coffee grounds, or egg shells.