CLEARWATER – Three years ago, members of Clearwater Garden Club working with other community members created Clearwater Community Gardens in the Gateway Neighborhood just east of downtown Clearwater.

The club recently announced the garden has expanded with the addition of nine more plots, bringing the total to 45 plots.

 The new plots are available for lease to the community for $35 each. The gardens are located at 1277 Grove St., just across from the Verizon property on N. Betty Lane.  To acquire a gardening plot or get more information, email

The raised beds measure 4 feet by 8 feet and are 1 foot deep. There is daylight access to the garden area and compost, topsoil, mulch, and seaweed is available onsite. People interested should visit the Facebook page at or go to