History of LCG

The Lanier Community Garden was established in Spring, 2009 to offer Gwinnett County residents a place to grow fruit, herbs, vegetables and flowers for their families, as well as to support the local food banks and other charitable organizations. The land is located on the grounds of the Lanier Filter Plant near the City of Buford. The garden was initially cleared, providing 40 garden plots, but has since expanded to include a total of 79 plots that are both organic and traditional.

Take a look down memory lane.  From 2010, the Gwinnett Broadcasting Company (GBC-TV), did a news piece on the expansion of the garden.  The garden was one year old at that time.  Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

The community garden’s board is made up of gardeners who coordinate committee activities, such as: tilling, grounds maintenance, composting, beautification areas, along with presenting seasonally relevant educational classes, and assuring compliance with the garden rules and By-Laws. There are currently a total of twelve original members who started when the garden was first developed in 2009 and also six gardeners who are Georgia Master Gardeners.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this community garden, please go to the Membership Section to download and complete an application and sign the agreement forms. Garden plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to Gwinnett county residents.