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The Golden Baggers

The Golden Baggers
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

Residents of the Golden Lane Estate turned an old, disused nursery playground into the thriving Golden Baggers community food-growing space. The initiative began in 2010 when residents installed 20 one-tonne builders' bags on the playground as growing plots; as it became more popular, a further 20 bags were added a year later, before the bags were replaced by more permanent and accessible solid wooden boxes in 2016. Now, there are 42 individual boxes for growing fruit, vegetables, salad crops and flowers. There is also a communal herb garden, soft fruit, potted apple trees, grapevines, a small wildlife area and a children's shed and digging box.

acting treasurer: Sue Pearson

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:00
Activities
Homemade cakes and refreshments from the Baggers Café.
Entrance
In the middle of the Golden Lane Estate, adjoining the Ralph Perring Centre, between Basterfield House and Hatfield House.
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 0ST
Buses
4, 55, 56, 153, 243
Stations
Barbican, Farringdon, Old Street
Cycle hire station
Roscoe Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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