Tanglewood Park Community Garden

Tanglewood Hillsdale offers a great place to grow some fresh organic veggies or exercise your mind and body.

In April and May 2017  phase 1 of the Tanglewood Park Community Garden was completed.  The garden consists of 12 raised garden boxes where residents grow vegetables.  This garden is 100% organic.  A shed is on-site to store garden equipment and a compost box was built to process the rejects from the garden. There are 2 rain barrels.

This garden was built thanks to the efforts of the Tanglewood-Hillsdale Association (THCA), Just Food, the City of Ottawa, Councillor Egli, RONA and the volunteers who worked tirelessly to build it.

All twelve boxes are currently rented and planted.  

Garden registration for the 2017 season is CLOSED. Cost this year was $25 for a non-THCA community member and $21.00 for a THCA community member.

Garden participants must sign and bring the Gardening Agreement.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected]




If you’re interested in helping out or joining the committee please send an email to [email protected]


Site plan

Check out the Tanglewood Park Community garden site plan.


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Triple compost bin

The community garden spaces follow a standard Triple Compost Bin setup.

They are suitable for backyard or community garden spaces, depending on the space and requirements of your site. This large bin triplet is designed to be rodent resistant and simple to use. Additionally, the materials will be easily accessible and it will be safe to construct. This composter will take approximately eight hours to build and if the materials are sourced locally (using rough lumber), it can be constructed for approximately $150 to $170.

Learn more about the construction process.