The Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society operates three community greenhouses in the Town of Banff. Plots are in high demand and are issued on a lottery basis. 

To volunteer, or for more information, email 

Applications Open March 8
Banff residents who would like a greenhouse plot in 2021 are able to apply at starting March 8. The Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society holds a lottery for about 80 plots available. The application to participate in the lottery is open until March 28.


When you register your application, you may select your preferred location. However, assignment of plots will be based on availability.  Plot locations include two greenhouses at the Banff Recreation Grounds and one at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre.

You must have lived in Banff for the past 6 months and be over the age of 18 to register for a plot. For fairness and equity in the lottery system, we ask that you only submit one application per household or group.

 To apply to participate in the lottery, please go to after 8 a.m. on March 8:

  • Click the "Filters" to select Spring/Summer season
  • Select Outdoor Pursuits
  • Register with Course Code:  BG-PL-04

 Lottery Application Fee: $5  (successful applicants will have their $5 application fee applied to their first year membership)

 Successful Applicants:

  • Annual Membership Fee: $5 (applicant fee will be applied first year membership)
  • Annual Plot Fee: $40 (includes seeds)
  • Damage Deposit: $20 (refunded by November 15 if plot returned in condition received)

COVID Safety Comes First

In efforts to ensure everyone remains safe while gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow these procedures:

Even Numbered Plots: Access to gardens will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Odd Numbered Plots: Access to gardens will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms (such as fever, cough, muscle aches, tiredness or difficulty breathing) please do not enter the greenhouses. If you are unwell, please visit for health related information.

  • Wash your hands prior to entering the gardens (public washrooms are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the recreation grounds. There are no washrooms presently available at The Fenlands)
  • Use the hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • Bring your own gardening gloves and tools (communal tools are not available at this time).
  • While in the greenhouses, please ensure you maintain a distance of 2 meters from other gardeners at all times.
  • No more than three gardeners are permitted in a greenhouse at one time.
  • Children should only be brought to the garden on an as needed basis and should be closely supervised.
  • Gardeners are encouraged to wear face masks.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Remove all garbage and waste following each use.