Olden Community Garden is a hidden green space in Islington, and a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation. Over time, a herbaceous garden, an orchard, vegetable terraces, a small meadow and an extensive woodland have all emerged from a railway embankment. Our lawn and Garden House, together with adjacent patio seating areas, provide the perfect setting for community events and parties. A walk through the woodland paths is a delight for all ages. Our volunteers maintain the Garden, guided by our gardeners. And volunteers use our greenhouse to grow cuttings and seeds for other local community groups and activities.
Capital Growth garden: 58
Tea, coffee and cake in the Garden House.
Whistler Street, opposite No 22 Nearest postcode: N5 1NH What 3 Words:
43, 153, 263, 271, 393, 4, 19
Drayton Park, Arsenal
Disabled toilet on site
Part of the garden is on a former railway embankment. Disabled access to level formal garden with lawn, patio seating areas, Garden House and toilets. Rest of the garden and woodland is only accessible by steps with uneven surfaces.
A food, wildlife and education garden has been created in the grounds of a disused Victorian pumping station (now an indoor climbing centre). Café serving vegetarian food using organic produce grown in the garden.