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.

Returning Gardener Signups (Fall 2021/Winter 2022):


* November 7th (Sunday) Annual Meeting and Returning gardener signup at 3:30 pm (Location TBA)

* December 1st (Wednesday) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

* January 10th (Monday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

New Gardener and Returning Gardeners adding plots:


* February 5th (Saturday) from 9:30 – 10:30 am at UFM Solar Addition

* February 23rd (Wednesday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

* March 7th (Monday) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at UFM Solar Addition

–> UFM is located at 1221 Thurston St in Manhattan. Parking lot in the alley between Kearney and Thurston

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