Parking passes are required on Saturdays. The Orientation Center and Cafe are open Thursdays – Saturdays. The property is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.

Duke Farms

Sowing & growing together

Duke Farms Community Garden

The mission of the Duke Farms Community Garden is to offer members the opportunity to grow fresh, organic food while connecting with nature and the community. The Duke Farms Community Garden follows organic practices – everything we teach and do is about working in harmony with nature.


The Duke Farms Community Garden opened in 2011 and over  time, has expanded to 460 plots, making it the largest allotment-style garden in the country. Our gardeners practice organic, sustainable methods such as no-till gardening, building soil biology, and the use of natural mulches for water conservation.


The Community Garden offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for members. The community also supports a robust giving garden that donates thousands pounds of produce to local food banks.  All levels of gardeners are welcome to join!

Did you know?

Since 2015, the Duke Farms Community Garden has donated 43,000+ pounds of produce.

ALL garden plots are SOLD OUT for the 2024 season. Thank you!


Each garden plot is privately maintained by individual renters. Individuals who live and/or work in Somerset County, New Jersey are eligible to participate; commercial enterprises are not eligible to apply. Plots are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. New gardeners are restricted to one (1) plot in their first year of gardening. Returning gardeners may rent a maximum of three (3) plots and will have the opportunity to renew the same plot(s) each year should they wish.

For more info, please email

For Current Gardeners

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