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enable beds at garden

We like to call the Ballard P-Patch our secret garden. Nestled a short distance off of NW 85th St and 25th NW., one really has to search to find our P-Patch. But once you do you will find a garden lush in beauty and strong in spirit. Founded in 1979, the Ballard P-Patch is one of the oldest in the Seattle P-Patch program. We take pride in a strong sense of community. This spring we completed our Enabled Garden project where others with mobility challenges can now actively garden and with the installation of a permeable hardscape,  makes it so much easier to navigate between the beds. We also give back to our community with our Growing for Giving program. Throughout the entire gardening season a team of dedicated folks raise produce solely for the Ballard Food Bank. When you visit our garden be sure to look for the signs of our Giving Garden. You will see plots of beets, carrots, collards, peas, beans and much more. This year we hope to raise over 1500 lbs. of fresh, organic produce for the clients at the Ballard Food Bank.

tomato group harvest shot

In the middle of summer we take a break from all our hard work to celebrate with our annual Art in the Garden Festival. Nothing says summer quite like a relaxing stroll through a lush, green garden. However you define the epitome of summertime activity, chances are you’ll find it at Art in the Garden Festival. Twenty local painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans will showcase their work at the festival In addition; live music can be enjoyed throughout the day. Want to bring the kids? There will be plenty of activities for the little ones, such as sign-making and other arts and crafts. Adults can enjoy a beer and a brat in our beer garden. Of course, the bake sale — featuring a fine collection of homemade pies — can be enjoyed by festival goers of all ages. And don’t forget to take in the Silent Auction and a stop at the Information Booth. Best of all, admission to — and parking for — this event is completely free to the public! Ballard Art in the Garden will take place this year between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4th at the Ballard P-Patch.

We invite you to visit our Ballard P-Patch community garden anytime, whether it is spring, summer or fall you will always see something growing and even take home a few new ideas for your own garden at our Learning Garden located next to our tool & garden shed.

Thank you for visiting our site and for more information about our garden, check out our website at or send us an email to

Have a wonderful day, happy gardening and remember the most important word in Community Gardening is community.

Garden picture



From Downtown:

  1. Take I-5 North
  2. Take the 85th St exit, exit #172
  3. Continue west on 85th St, turn right at 25th Ave NW
  4. The garden is 1/2 block north on 25th.



8527 25th Ave NW
(25th Avenue NW and NW 85th Street) (Map)


Size: 18,000 sq ft
Established: 1976
Number of plots: 94
Plot Sizes: 100-400sq'
Average wait: 3 years
Ownership of land: Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church


accessible raised beds

  Year round gardening

  Children's garden

Bus Routes

48, 18, 75


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