Beban Learning Gardens

The Site

This site is located in Beban Park right between the little red barns and the Pitch and Putt Golf Course, accessed from the Overflow Parking lot.

The site was designed and built around our greenhouse, which is 25′ x 75′ and has 18 convertible planter boxes where we grow produce in soil part of the year and cover with a work surface and seedling pots part of the year.  As well, there are a small clubhouse/office, a toolshed, a large gravel-covered yard containing 22 large planter boxes, some lawn with picnic tables, a few fruit trees, berry bushes, and a grape trellis.  It is surrounded by chain-link fence and cedar hedges.


Join our wonderful community of gardeners growing co-operatively.

Membership in Nanaimo Community Gardens Society is required and is $25 per year.  Please contact us if you have difficulty paying the fee.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. No previous experience is necessary and all work is done according to one’s own comfort level. Everyone shares in the planning, the work, and the harvest.

At present time, we hold one work party every Wednesday from 10 to noon, year-round.

What We Do

In our greenhouse, we grow a wide selection of heirloom vegetable starter plants, using organic methods.  These plants are then:

. Sold to local gardeners, the revenue helping to sustain our program

. Donated to support school gardens

. Donated to community programs

. Grown at our site and harvested by members


New Additions

During the past two years, we have been able to continue enhancing the Beban Learning Gardens despite the pandemic. We built a covered shelter area of gazebos to be use for open air workshops, plant sales, and as a workspace.  We also created a large pollinator garden in the centre of the yard.  Our busy team built a “screen house” to hold cool weather seedlings in spring and seedlings we start during the summer for fall planting.

For further information about BLG, contact


Nanaimo Community Gardens Society would like to thank all our supporters both LARGE and small for the help you have given us with our new greenhouse and site.

Federated Cooperatives Ltd. – Community Spaces

The City of Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Foundation

Home Depot

First West Foundation

Sawmill Sales Direct

Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating

Island West Coast Developments

Island Aggregate


Mayco Mix

Mazzei Electric

Bedrock Redi-Mix

Tess Contractors

VIU  Construction Program

VIU Horticulture Program

Old City Investment Services

Integral Wealth

Highline Environmental


Cinnabar Valley

Island Savings

DBL Disposal Services

Coastal Community Credit Union

Leonard Krog

Pheasant Hill Homes

Paul Manly

LANARC Consultants

RJC Engineers

Home Hardware

Gallazin Locks


Torbram Electric Supply



Hub City Survey

Lewkowich Engineering


Canadian Tire

Master Gardeners