Collins Lane Gardens

The Manhattan Community Garden started a new and exciting phase in its operations in 2012. Working in conjunction with Riley County, the Garden added a new site at 1435 Collins Lane on Hunter’s Island. Not only did this allow more garden plots, but it also expanded gardening opportunities to all Riley County residents. The site on Riley Lane is restricted to residents of the city of Manhattan.

To apply for a garden plot in *SPRING 2020:*

  • Review information about the gardens.
  • Read garden rules.
  • Email with your name, phone number, and the garden you are interested in – Riley Lane or Collins Lane. Someone will call or email you to get additional
    information and help you select a plot.
  • Complete the application and mail a check (payable to UFM) in the amount of the plot rental and deposit fees to:
    1221 Thurston St.
    Manhattan, KS 66502
  • If you need to pay by credit card, please indicate this in your initial email and include a phone number. We will call to get credit card information.
  • We will email the receipt of the application upon receiving payment and then you are eligible to begin gardening.

No specific plot can be guaranteed.

Plot rental fees are $50 per plot for full fees and $25 for low income fees + a one time plot deposit of $20 for full fees and $10 for low income fees. For more information, email or visit the main garden webpage.



Manhattan Community Garden Home Page

Additional Information

Listed below is some additional information about the gardens. If you have any questions, please email

Plot rental for Collins Lane Plots is $50 + a $20 deposit. Low income gardeners pay $25 per plot plus a $10 deposit. Fees cover the costs of operating the program. Water, mulch, tools, and advice are available as part of the fee.
There are 156 plots available at Collins Lane
140 full sized plots (25 by 25 feet)
16 half sized plots ( 25 by 12.5 feet )

Butterfly Waystation

Collins Lane has been recognized as a Butterfly Waystation.

Certificate of Appreciation for Manhattan Community Gardens at Collins Lane