This award-winning community food garden brought together diverse groups to create a thriving haven for local residents and wildlife. A resident-led committee rescued the site and, with Lottery support, it has developed to host over 40 raised growing beds, greatly valued by families, schoolchildren and a daycare centre. Asian and unusual vegetables grow alongside a fruit orchard, wildlife area and pond, with native hedgerows, bug hotels, nectar bars, a wildflower meadow, bat boxes and ivy walls for bees. It won a Silver award in the 2018 London in Bloom Awards in the Thriving Garden category, as well as being named Best Community Garden, Best Wildlife (Group) and Overall Group Winner in the Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards.
chair: Margaret Wilson
We hope to sell curry and cakes made by our growers, as well as plants and drinks.
Between Russia Lane and Peel Grove Nearest postcode: E2 9LU What 3 Words:
D3, D6, 8, 26, 55, 106, 254, 309, 388
Cambridge Heath Overground, Bethnal Green underground, Stepney Green
This is a community garden project run by local residents where everything in the garden belongs to everyone and all crops are grown and shared together. A feast of organic vegetables, salads, aromatic herbs, beautiful flowers and wildlife.