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Rose Roots Community Garden


Gardening Together 

Gardeners Growing Community

Welcome to our 2024 Gardening season! After our successful Rose Roots Open House Plot Registration on March 18, 2024, we have a few plots still available this season. Come garden with us! No experience is necessary. We offer workshops, garden work parties, and social events. Email us HERE if interested in gardening this season!


We look forward to seeing you out at the garden.

Rose Roots Gardeners

Community News

We Love our Arvada Community!

2024 Plot Availability

Planting season is upon us and we are currently registering plots for the 2024 garden season! The season plot lease runs from April 1 to October 31. Rose Roots provides garden tools, water, workshops and many opportunities to improve your gardening skills through gardening with community. Full sized plots are 15' by 15' ($80), half plots are 15' by 7.5' ($50), and raised beds are 8' x 4' ($50). Contact us HERE to pay your plot fee, get a garden plot assignment and orientation, and start gardening! 

Stay Informed

Keep up with Rose Roots activities, tips and exciting new developments by subscribing to our Newsletter and checking our CalendarSee our Meeting Agendas and Minutes Here to get the latest updates. We hope to see you at a garden event soon!

Pollinator Garden Work Parties

All community is invited, even those without garden plots, to join Pollinator Garden Work Parties generally held from 5:30-7:30pm on the First and Third Thursday of each month. Check our Calendar for updates. The Pollinator Garden, featured annually on the Arvada Garden Tour, is a wonderful example of drought resistant pollinator supporters. Helping maintain this special space offers a wonderful learning and social opportunity!

Member News

Gardening is the New Getting Out!

Upcoming 2024 Season Events

Check our calendar for recurring events such as our First and Third Thursday work parties and Second Tuesday monthly gardener meetings. We'd love to see you all at any of these events! Stay tuned for upcoming Social events including workshops, Music in the Garden and our ever popular Potlucks. Upcoming events:

  • June 1st 12:00-3:00 Seed and Seedling Exchange

  • June 15th 9:00-12:00 Garden Work Party

Monthly All Gardener Meetings

All Gardener Monthly Meetings repeat every month on the Second Tuesday at 6 pm In Person at the garden weather permitting to offer ideas and input. Early season meetings will be held at Standley Lake Library. Check the Calendar for weather related location changes.  (meetings changed to online due to weather will be held on Google Meet. you can call in Here.) Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found Here

Latest News

Basket of Organic Vegetables

About Us
Rose Roots Community Garden is a local Community Garden that brings together community in North West Arvada, Colorado. We’ve been working with the City of Arvada and Denver Urban Gardens since 2012 to grow local and healthy produce in an open space that enables residents to be involved in planting, growing, and maintaining a garden.
Whether you're a new or seasoned gardener, we encourage you to join us and contribute towards making a difference. Meet our Community.
Note: We offer Learning and Helping Scholarships. In doing so, we pledge that any community member experiencing financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances is always welcome to join our community. Email us at to get a plot (subject to availability).

How Rose Roots Gives Back to Community

Rose Roots Garden gives back to community through neighborhood improvement projects, food donations and offering community resources like workshops and community events. Here are some special community moments.


City of Arvada logo
Jefferson County Colorado Open Space logo
Denver Urban Gardens logo

Rose Roots Garden partners with the City of Arvada and Denver Urban Gardens. The initial garden development was funded through a Jeffco Open Space grant and the City continues to support the garden with Neighborhood Improvement grants.

Gardener Moments

RR Westside Landscaping Project

Patty Sacks, RR Vice President, and the Westside Landscaping team working on implementing the Westside Landscaping Project, a neighborhood Improvement partnership with the City of Arvada.

Did You Know?

Rose Roots Community Garden, Part of Arvada's Public City Parks, is an organic garden run entirely by volunteers. We have 10 Service Teams you can learn more about Here.

Rose Roots Garden was founded in 2012 by local community members who advocated to develop a park, CSA and community garden in the 15 acre space called the Hills at Standley Lake Park. With a $90,000 Jeffco grant, the city and local community organizers built the initial garden infrastructure together.

organic vegetables

Did You Know?

Rose Roots has over 90 15'x15' plots and 8'x4' raised beds. Water, tools, fertilizer and compost are provided with plot fees. Some plots are split so more gardeners can participate so we have 95 total areas available.

Rose Roots has 10 Community Plot and Areas for all to share and learn from each other. Read about them Here.

Rose Roots offers scholarships for plot fees to families in need and for student service projects here.

Rose Roots garden community plots
This is Rose Roots
child biking trail at Hills at Standley Lake Park, Arvada, CO

"What happens in this garden lets you know that you have a choice. You can change. It lets you know that everything starts from a seed. You can have a rebirth. Every day is another shot."

Urban Gardening Documentary "Can You Dig This"


An Inclusive Community

We welcome all races, ages, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, genders and abilities. ​We garden together, learn from, and honor each other's journeys. 

Gary Williams, Rose Roots Community Garden operations lead

Gary Williams, Gardener

What is cool about gardening with three generations in our family is getting to spend relaxed time outdoors with my family. It is so gratifying to see something flourish when you contribute.

Gina Schley, Rose Roots Community Garden founder

Gina Schley, Founder

The process of helping develop this garden with our community has been life changing for our family. My children are growing up with their hands in the dirt and their community around them.


Laura Bennett, Gardener

I love growing my own organic food, sharing it with friends and family, and being part of a group that helps grow community.

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