Il Giardino Community Garden

Il Centro is delighted to invite you to participate in the second season of the Community Garden located at Beaconsfield Park, 1 block south of 3075 Slocan Street in Vancouver.

Our garden and programs strive to

Celebrate growing produce and eating it!

Explore our diverse cultural backgrounds and stories; promoting multi-cultural and intergenerational connection.

Connect and share the Italian Cultural heritage and tradition of growing and sharing food. • Foster civic pride.

Nourish a passion for gardening.

Inspire sharing, cooperation, and team work.

Promote sustainability, biodiversity and a healthy ecological system.

Develop skills and techniques to grow and cook healthy food.

About Il Giardino:

Il Centro’s Community Garden at Beaconsfield Park: Il Giardino

This past December 2014, we broke ground and Il Centro’s Community Garden (ICCG) at Beaconsfield Park began to take shape. In the past few months the ICCG has developed into a stunning garden including an orchard of fruit trees, an apiary housing beehives filled with Italian Honey Bees and a coming together of neighbou  rs in our community that have become a wonderful group of friends. Today all of our plots have been filled and we are excited to share this journey as the beautiful Community Garden grows.

Planting fruit trees (2014)

Finished Plots (March 2014)


We would like to extent a huge THANK YOU to our Community Garden Committee members, our partners, neighbors and community, Il Centro’s staff, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Parks Board, the Vancouver Foundation and all of the Community Garden gardeners for all of your hard work! Grazie!