James Bay Allotment Garden

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The James Bay Allotment Garden is found on a small one tenth of a hectare area in the James Bay neighborhood of Victoria, B.C. The land is subdivided into fifty-four plots for community use and is located behind the James Bay Athletic Association. It is also across the alley from the sports fields that form MacDonald Park. The gardens have a huge variety of plants, from beds with cut flowers to a variety of harvestable plants. This is an interesting place to explore in this seaside neighborhood. There are two playgrounds within an easy walk. Earnest Todd Parks is a couple of houses southwest along Montreal Street. James Bay Community School Green Space is a short distance along Simcoe Street.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 6” W123° 22′ 55″

James Bay Allotment Gardens can be reached from Blanchard Street. Stay on Blanchard as it curves to become Belleville Street. Continue along the waterfront of Victoria’s inner harbour to Montreal Street. Turn left and look for the garden Simcoe and Montreal streets. There is limited parking near the gardens. A park area can be found off of Simcoe Street near MacDonald Park. City buses travel along Oswego Street.

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