Visit us

Find the UpGarden on the top level of Seattle Center’s Mercer Street parking garage, at 300 Mercer Street. The public is welcome during daylight hours!

Get a plot

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods manages 86 P-Patches around Seattle. They have a helpful guide to applying for a plot.

You can join an interest list for the garden(s) of your choice, then wait to be contacted about an opening!

Plot openings typically occur between January and June.  

Sign up for our newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter is for current gardeners and interested community members. Sign up for news on upcoming events or work parties, things we need, gardening tips, etc. 

Volunteer at the Giving Garden

The Giving Garden is here to grow fruits and vegetables for neighborhood shelters, food banks, and other organizations in need of healthy, organic produce. In 2022, the Giving Garden donated more than 750 pounds of organically grown vegetables to the Queen Anne Food Bank, Ballard Food Bank, and New Horizons Youth Shelter.

We are always looking for volunteers at the Giving Garden. Keep your eyes and ears out for: 

Work Parties: We schedule most work parties to help plant and harvest during the busy growing season. We also host additional work parties to prepare the soil for different seasons, to install drip line systems, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn more about organic gardening while meeting new people.

Watering Assistance: We may need occasional volunteers to water the Giving Garden during especially hot days or during seedling growth periods.

Events: There are sometimes opportunities to help at on-site events, and supporting our fundraising efforts for the garden.