Milford Community Gardens

Bringing the Community Together


Memorial Community Gardens: The opening sign for the gardens. Photo Courtesy: Cameron Lefebvre

Cameron Lefebvre, Staff Writer

     The Milford Community Gardens are a memorial for Ed Benson and Floyd Crump. According to the Department of Recreation, the garden was established in 1968. To be able to enter the premises, you must have a permit. 

     During COVID-19 access to the garden has become more regulated. That hasn’t yet stopped the Community Gardens from being open. There are guidelines given by the Department of Recreation to keep everyone safe during the pandemic including a sign reminding people to social distance. 

     According to the Department of Recreation, “All even numbered plots will be permitted on site Sunday from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to dark. All odd numbered plots will be permitted on site Sunday from 2:00 pm to dark; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 am to dark.” This restricts the amount of people at the gardens.

     The garden has fun and whimsical objects sticking up from the ground. It makes the garden more welcoming and colorful. You can decorate your space however you would like and grow any plant of your choice. The gardens are a great place to come together as a community, and be more social, even during these tough times.

Dirt Pathways: Entering the Community Gardens. Photo Courtesy: Cameron Lefebvre
Individual Spaces: Fenced-in garden spaces. Photo Courtesy: Cameron Lefebvre
Pandemic Guidelines: Sign reminding people to social distance. Photo Courtesy: Cameron Lefebvre