See also: blog posts about community gardens;
Community gardens began in the second half of the twentieth century, as green spaces managed by volunteers instead of staff employed by municipal authorities. Often, they are lively and popular spaces with a character quite unlike that of municipal parks.
Community gardens benefit from the involvement of landscape architects. Organisers can contact the local branch of the Landscape Institute to ask if any volunteers are available to help. See note on Pro Bono landscape architecture.