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Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Cranbrook Community Food Garden
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

Cranbrook Estate residents and those from the surrounding area designed and built this community garden in 2009. The garden nestles proudly within the iconic modernist Cranbrook Estate, designed by Skinner, Bailey and Lubetkin. Completed in the 1960s, the estate is home to Elizabeth Frink’s sculpture The Blind Beggar and his Dog. The garden has 21 raised beds, a shed, greenhouse, composting facilities, a patio area with seating, a living roof and recent biodiversity improvements. Awards include Outstanding ratings in London in Bloom from 2016 to 2020.

Treasurer: Lizzy Mace

Capital Growth garden: 68

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–15:00
Sunday 10:00–15:00
Activities
Plants, seeds and garden products for sale, as well as preserves and refreshments. 
Entrance
The Avenue, Cranbrook Estate Roman Road - opposite Usk Street
Nearest postcode: E2 0RD
Buses
8, D6
Stations
Stepney Green, Bethnal Green
Cycle hire station
Globe Town Market (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Wheelchair access to most of garden; some uneven ground.
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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