In 2017, Muncie Public Library celebrated the grand opening of the Gateway to Gardening Pavilion at Maring-Hunt Library, a partnership with Ball State University. The project included neighborhood input sessions (charrettes) design concepts, and finally, the construction of a beautiful pavilion to be enjoyed by the community! The project was made possible by a BSU Immersive Learning Project grant, and was designed and built by BSU students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Pam Harwood.

The Gateway to Gardening Pavilions at Maring-Hunt Library now includes a Kitchen Pavilion, Learning/Market Pavilion, Reading Nook, Nature Play Pockets, a Sand Play Pocket, Bio-Swale with Native Indiana Plants, and Public/Private Gardens. 


Garden Plot Registration

Register for a garden plot (or two!). Registration begins March 1 and goes until full. Max 2 lots per person. For more information or to download the registration form, click here: PDF icon2023 Garden Information and Registration Form


The Gateway to Gardening Pavilions at Maring-Hunt Library is located at 2005 S. High Street, Muncie, IN 47302.



For more information or questions about the community garden, contact Mary Lou Gentis at [email protected] or 1-765-747-8217