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*** NEW LOCATION FOR 2014 ***

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our community garden program. We have secured a new location that will allow us to increase our plot availability by over 50% from previous years. The new location will be located in Century Park North, just east of the new Park Maintenance Facility and near the Century Park North Pavilion. The address of the new site is 1400 Indianwood Dr. As we transition into our new garden home, we will close the two current garden plots and will operate one primary plot location.

One major benefit of the new garden site location will be the addition of a permanent water source. You will not have to worry about running out of water during those hot August days.

The 2014 Community Garden registration will begin on March 11. The lottery is open only to Vernon Hills residents from March 11 -March 29, 2014

Open registration for any remaining plots begins on April 7.

In order to participate in the Community Garden lottery, please read the instructions below:
1). Make sure your proof of residency information is up to date (must be renewed annually).
Click HERE for information about our proof-of-residency requirements.
2). Download and complete the garden plot registration form.
3). Bring completed form along with payment to the Sullivan Community Center, 635 Aspen Dr.
4). All lottery registration forms must be received by 5:00pm on Saturday, March 29.
5). Lottery winners will be notified the week of March 31, 2014.
6). Residents who are not selected in the lottery will receive a full refund.

The District will be leasing plots ($35 per season) to residents. Payment must be received at the time of registration in order to be entered in the lottery.

Park District staff will till the garden following the last frost (usually early May). Gardeners will be notified once the ground had been prepared for planting.

If you have any questions about the Community Garden, please contact Marty Walsh
at 847-996-6935 or

Below you will see some important links with information about the garden plot reservation process as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

Click the links below for more detailed information.

Community Garden Reservation Form

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Map of *NEW* Garden site

Address of ** NEW** Community Garden Site
1400 Indianwood Rd
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Please contact Marty Walsh with any questions - 847-996-6935 or



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