Application Process


Garden plots are assigned and renewed at the GCGC annual spring meeting held in February or March.  The time and location of the meeting is announced in the Greenbelt News Review and on the website. Applicants may complete paperwork and pay the plot fee at the meeting. Applications, but no fees, are also accepted online.  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 applications must be reviewed by the membership coordinator. Please review our rules for more detailed information. 

Former GCGC President – John Henry Jones

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. 

Current Members: 

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.  If you do not contact your garden coordinator in advance, there is a 30 day grace period after the membership meeting before you lose your plot and you are assigned to the wait list.

Current Members Who Want to Change Plots:

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