Join Us!

Be part of our community of gardeners, volunteers, and more!

Look below to see the different options for geting involved.

Giving Back to the Community

Thank you to the team from COURSERA who came out to tame our blackberries #VolunteerStrong

Our Group Volunteering options are currently closed, please email the Garden Coordinators to register for any updates or changes for 2021.

Volunteer with Us

We are currently closed to the public, while we observe COVID-19 safety restrictions and contact tracing requirements.

Please contact the Garden Coordinators on our Contacts Page to inquire about registering to volunteer in the garden for 2021!


Join the Group Garden | 2021


Please register to join the Group Garden today. Add your email below to the CSG Waitlist to join.

You will receive updates about when we will start our introductory CSG 101 classes for 2021 and can take new gardeners again.

Individual Plot Gardener

There are currently 92 individual garden plots at Charles Street Gardens, with a plan to increase that number as space is made available. Sign-Up to be added to the waiting list today!

After you sign up, you will receive information when our next Charles Street Gardens 101 Class will be offered.

All future gardeners must take the CSG 101 class and be current Sunnyvale residents. Once you have completed this requirement you can immediately join the Group Garden, or remain on the Waiting List until an individual plot becomes available. Our turnover varies, but we want you to be ready when a garden plot becomes available!


We are always looking for volunteers to be a part of Charles Street Gardens. You don’t need to be a gardener, just someone who enjoys the beauty of our space! You can join us whenever you have the time, and based on your inclination and skill, we have the tasks. Download the waiver here and sign ready to bring with you. Some of our volunteer opportunities are:

  • Help maintain and build garden structures
  • Help beautify the common areas of the garden
  • Help with our community events
Second Saturdays – Volunteer Workdays

Every second Saturday of the month we have a garden workday, check our calendar on the Gardeners page for upcoming dates. You don’t have to be a garden member to participate, just contact us below and let us know that date you’d like to register and we will let you know all the details! No tools or supplies needed, just some enthusiasm and a smile!

Team Volunteering

If you are a business, and want a team-building experience that will give back to the community and help out Charles Street Gardens, please contact the Garden Coordinators. We have many projects where you can be of assistance and would love to work with you!

Group Gardener

Our Group Garden is a place where many gardeners work together choosing what to grow, caring for the space together, and sharing the harvest from 4 x super-sized raised beds!

You can join the Group Garden after completing our CSG 101 Class, while still remain on the Waiting List for an individual garden bed.

Sign Up now to our waitlist to start the process to join the Group Garden!


Are you interested in attending garden events? We have many educational and fun events throughout the year including:

  • Plant sales
  • Open houses
  • Children’s story times
  • Lectures by our renowned Santa Clara County Master Gardeners
  • Seasonal celebrations

Most of our events are completely free and open to the public.

Please visit our events page to see what upcoming events you’re interested in attending! We’d love to have you join us.

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