Beeloved Community Garden
2506 Vanderbilt Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
The Beeloved Community Garden was conceived to give life to an empty lot by creating a space for pollination - of flowers by insects and of relationships by people. The name is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's vision of a world where love will transform, redeem, and bring people together in a new way.
Located just a block from NC State University, the site is easily accessible to students and families who live in the neighborhood as well as those visiting campus or attending events at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church just across the street. Benches and paths will make this an ideal place to sit and enjoy a God's creation and each others company during a busy day. Especially for those who participate in WRPC's bag lunch ministry and the Presbyterian Campus Ministry.
Garden workdays are held weekly on
Wednesdays 4 - 6 pm
Saturdays 8 - 11 am
Bring a pair of gloves and come help us plant, weed, move soil and whatever else needs doing! No experience needed. We have jobs for all ages and physical abilities.
If you are interested in volunteering on the BCG Committee, email Beth Harris.
Looking for an Eagle Scout or Gold Award project? We have LOTS of ideas - email Beth Harris to discuss opportunities.
The garden is always willing to accept donations - both botanical and financial.
We will accept flowering plants with preference given to native, non-invasive species such as Joe Pye weed, milkweed and salvia. Please contact Beth Harris ifi you have plants to split or share.
Donations of money are tax deductible and can be sent directly to West Raleigh Presbyterian Church. Make sure to include a note that the donation is for the Beeloved Community Garden.
You can also consider sponsoring or purchasing specific needs of the garden such as
- Peace Pole
- Chains and locks for securing the benches
- Sturdy, permanent garbage can
- Picnic tables
- Gravel for paths
- Plant labels