About the Ballard P-Patch

We like to call the Ballard P-Patch our secret garden. Nestled a short distance off of NW 85th St and 25th NW., one really has to search to find our P-Patch. But once you do you will find a garden lush in beauty and strong in spirit. Founded in 1979, the Ballard P-Patch is one of the oldest in the Seattle P-Patch program. We take pride in a strong sense of community. When you visit our garden be sure to look for the signs of our Giving Garden. You will see plots of beets, carrots, collards, peas, beans and much more. Throughout the entire gardening season a team of dedicated folks raise produce for the Growing for Giving program. This year we hope to raise over 1500 lbs. of fresh, organic produce for the clients at the Ballard Food Bank.
Our Enabled Garden with a permeable hardscape and raised beds makes it easier for those with mobility challenges to navigate as they garden.

We recently completed a large project to restore the equity of the plots in the garden, as well as to make the garden accessible to all. We had the garden surveyed, and we used that survey to inform our new design. A committee of dedicated gardeners met weekly to develop a design that would accomplish our goals.  All the gardeners re-worked their plots to that design, and we think the results look terrific. Every garden is now a minimum of 10 x 10 feet, or a multiple of those dimensions. We wrote & received a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods matching grants, which helped us complete the project. During the 2015/2016 winter months we built wheelchair accessible hardscape paths on the major axis of the garden. We’re proud of what we accomplished, and welcome you to take a stroll around our new pathways!

In 2019 we will celebrate our 18th Annual Art in the Garden.  If you are interested in helping put this event together, please contact us at info@ballardppatch.org.

Please visit the Ballard P-Patch community garden anytime; whether it is spring, summer or fall you will always see something growing.
We look forward to seeing you in the garden!