Protecting Your Neighborhood Garden

How can your garden be protected by NGT? Although the process can sometimes take a while, we’re here to help.

Here’s what you need to do, and what you can expect:

1. Apply to NGT. You can also download and print out an application. You will need to give us information about the garden including:
  • Address
  • Contact info
  • Number of gardeners currently using the garden
  • Who owns it
  • Current source(s) of funding
2. Within two weeks, you’ll receive a response letter from NGT.

3. NGT will review your application and schedule a visit to your garden.

4. After evaluating your application, the NGT Board of Directors will recommend whether to proceed with the preservation of your garden.

5. If your garden is approved, NGT will work with the City of Philadelphia and any relevant landholders to complete acquisition.

NGT works to preserve and protect established gardens that are at-risk of being lost to development or other pressures. If you’re looking for assistance starting a new community garden, we recommend enrolling in PHS’s Garden Tenders program.