Lilac Community Garden

Location: 1260 Lilac Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
Public Garden Grow-Your-Own Garden

Plots available to the general public.

Established in 1980, Lilac hosts a diversity of vegetable plants and gardeners from various countries. Gardeners are able to utilize effective electric fencing as well as a water storage and delivery system. Because it sits just off the banks of the Red Cedar, the soil stays quite wet into the spring, so gardeners have the choice of waiting for soil conditions to dry out enough to use a tractor service or they can elect to till the ground themselves. In 2011, the Garden Project purchased a tiller to keep on-site at Lilac for use by trained gardeners. The money for this tiller was contributed in the form of plot fees. Land use is provided by Michigan State University.

  • Number of plots: 70
  • How to get involved:

    For site specific information email Dechun or contact Garden Project at or (517) 853-7809. Registrations for 2022 will open March 1st, 2022. (If you are a returning gardener, submit your registration by April 15th to reserve your same plot.)

  • Location: 1260 Lilac Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823