Application Process


Garden plots are assigned and renewed at the GCGC annual spring meeting held in February or March. 

Applications and payment may be sent online. Payment is only required for returning and first time gardeners/plot holders; not for new applicants . Returning plot holders who pay by check or cash, please remit the fee to your garden coordinator.

Former GCGC President – John Henry Jones

Plots are allocated on a first-come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved. They are non-transferable.  Please note, you must be a Greenbelt resident to apply for or hold a plot. All new applications will be reviewed by the membership coordinator. Please review our rules for more detailed information. 

New Applicants

Applicants will be notified within 72 hours to acknowledge receipt of your application.  If there are garden plots available, a representative will contact you to schedule a meeting to view the available plot(s).  If there are no available plots your name will be placed on the wait list until space becomes available. 

New Applicants

Returning and First Time Plot Holders 

If you are a current member and cannot attend the meeting, contact your garden coordinator to make arrangements in advance of the meeting to pay fees and complete paperwork.  After the membership meeting there is a 30 day grace period for you to contact and arrange payment and paperwork with your garden coordinator. After the grace period you lose your plot and are assigned to the wait list.

Returning and First Time Plot Holders (who pay by Check and Cash)

Returning and First Time Plot Holders Application (who pay by PayPal or CC)

Request for Plot Change

If you are a current member and wish to move to a different plot, submit a request for plot change application and let your garden coordinator know as soon as possible. Your application will be processed separately from the waiting list.

Request for Plot Change Application