Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden

Best Community Garden, August 2015

Right off Hollywood Boulevard is the members-only Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden, 4.2 manicured acres of historic avocado groves, rose gardens, compost piles, and 172 privately tended plots. With shared resources like tillers and tools, newsletters doling out seasonal tips and tricks, and events ranging from water conservation workshops to collective cleanups, even newcomers can harvest a bounty. Membership applications are available online. You can also visit the recently reopened Wattles Mansion, just north of the garden’s gates, to explore the estate’s roots.