The Jessica Bullen Orchard and Quiet Garden serves as a memorial to Jessica Bullen. Bullen was struck by a car and killed in 2005. She was one of the original members of the garden.
A view of the Jessica Bullen Orchard and Quiet Garden from Koster Street. The orchard will soon have fruit-bearing trees.
Quann Dog Park is located behind the garden near the Alliant Energy Center. Although the park is very popular, dogs are not allowed in the garden.
Quann Dog Park is off-leash and fenced in. It is one of the largest dog parks in Madison.
Although it is not very active now, there used to be a garden committee for children. The group was devoted to making the area welcome for kids of all ages.
A plot must be regularly used or it will be given away.
Although the season officially opens at the end of March or early April, and runs midway through October, people can access their plot at any time.
A covered resting area provides cool shade on hot and humid gardening days throughout the summer.
Another view of the pavilion, which lies adjacent to the garden along the entrance into Quann Park off of Bram Street.
A friendly reminder that outsiders are not welcome to the food produced in the garden. Unfortunately, most of the theft is often internal.
Anyone who owns a plot in the garden is required to put in a set number of service hours. If a plot is abandoned, it is usually given to someone on the wait list. About 10 to 12 plots open up each season.
For anyone interested in buying a plot for the next season, registration usually takes place in March.