Spring Ridge Common Garden

Spring Ridge Common Garden Chambers StreetSpring Ridge Commons Garden is in the seaside community of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that from the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is maintained by a group of volunteers who formed a urban garden from gravel parking lot. There is a water spring that arises in this area, hence the name spring ridge. Spring Ridge Commons Garden is one of three community gardens in the Fernwood area. The other gardens are the Chambers Street Garden and Earthbound Garden. Spring Ridge Commons is must visit for aspiring gardeners in Victoria particularly those wanting to learn about the changes that occur with permaculture and organic compost plantings over a fifteen year period. The woodchip pathways lead through the comprehensive garden to merge at a terrific information sign. Explore this urban oasis to view rock wall plantings, smell the herbs in their unique spiral bed and relax under the arbour at the wooden bench while listening to the sounds of a garden. Stevenson Memorial Park with a playground is a short walking along Stelly Street. Chambers Street Garden, Victoria High School Green Space and Haegart Park are southward along Chambers Street.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 53″ W123° 20′ 51″

Spring Ridge Commons Garden can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue on the highway as it becomes Douglas Street.  Turn east onto Bay Street and turn right onto Chambers Street. The garden borders on Chambers, Stelly and Gladstone where there is roadside parking. A city bus route is along Fernwood Road that travels toward downtown and the Victoria General Hospital.

Ample information about the garden can be found at https://fernwoodnrg.ca/fernwood-nrg-programs/food-security/gardens/spring-ridge-common/

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