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 2020/Winter2021):

** MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL SIGNUPS **

* October 31st (Saturday) at Riley County Fairgrounds, Hurlburt Barn
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – exact signup time depends on your last name see below:

– Last names A – E from 9:00 – 10:00 am
– Last names F – O from 10:00 – 11:00 am
– Last names P – Z from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

* After November 2nd, Mail registration form with check to UFM, 1221 Thurston, Manhattan KS 66502. Credit card payments may be made online, please click: PAY NOW. Or scroll to the bottom of this page to find the Pay Now button. You do not need a PayPal account to pay online – you may select the option “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” without creating an account. Or if you have a PayPal account you can sign in to your account.

Download: Garden Plot Rental Application

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

* December 2 (Wednesday) at UFM Solar Addition from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

* January 11 (Monday) at UFM Solar Addition from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

* Registration at UFM: returning gardeners only

– Jan. 13 (W) – from 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
– Jan. 15 (F) – from 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
– Jan 18 (M) – from 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
– Jan. 20 (W) – from 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
– Jan. 22 (F) – from 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

New Gardener and Returning Gardeners adding plots:

** MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL SIGNUPS **

* February 6 at UFM from 9:30 – 10:30 am
* February 23 at UFM from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
* March 15 at UFM from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
* April 10 (if needed) at UFM from 9:30 – 10:30 am

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 communitygarden@tryufm.org or visit the main garden webpage.

PLOT  RENTAL APPLICATION

LOW INCOME GUIDELINES

Manhattan Community Garden Home Page

Additional Information

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

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