The Aragon gardens are a beautiful, fun and interesting focal point of the Aragon community. Pensacola’s local horse-and-buggy and Segway tours pass by the gardens on their way to Saint Michael’s cemetery and stop to discuss the history that these gardens represent. In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s the British mapped out the greater Garden Street area as garden plots for their community. These gardens provided an essential source of food for the local residents of that time. The residents of today’s Aragon community visit the gardens when they pick up their mail; our mailboxes are set just past the garden’s confederate jasmine arbors. To the immediate east of the gardens, a children’s playground area can be accessed by a white gate; this playground contains benches, dog bags and green space for swinging, playing, relaxing or simply smelling the flowers.
The park containing the gardens, mailboxes and playground is located on west side of Aragon, between the streets of Aragon and Santos. Plots are available to Aragon residents and are assigned and monitored by committee. There are 24 plots available; these plots contain a variety of vegetables, fruit bearing plants, flowers and a variety of community vegetation all grown by our residents. The rules and regulations for gardeners are posted on this website; in general, manual, cultural and organic methods are used vice toxic herbicides to keep weeds and insects under control because the vegetables and fruits are harvested and consumed by the gardeners and their families. Overall, the rules can best be summarized by saying gardeners should be considerate of their neighbors, keep their weeds under control, the garden shed neat, and dispose of cuttings.
The point of contact’s name and e-mail are available on this website as is a diagram of available plots. New gardeners are always welcome; a welcome packet will be provided to newcomers, along with a key to the gardening shed and watering procedures. It is a rewarding, comforting and pleasing bonus to be part of a community that provides beauty, sustenance and fellowship for themselves and all who come to enjoy.