The future of the South Laguna Community Garden Park is uncertain, as the land it is rooted in has been sold.
The previous owner, Paul Tran of Louisiana, sold the land at Eagle Rock Way and South Coast Highway for $1.2 million on Oct. 28, according to South Laguna Civic Assn. President Bill Rihn.
Rihn said with the land sold to a unknown buyer, the future of the garden, which opened in 2009, remains a mystery.
"What we really hope is that the new owner will let us stay there for a couple years," Rihn said.
Rihn has yet to speak with the new owners — who are from outside the United States — and could not comment on who they are.
Tran could not be reached for comment.
"We will eventually be in communication with the new owner and find out what their intentions are," Rihn said.
But the garden committee and the civic association are planning for "worst-case" scenarios and have started searching for a new plot.