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Rocky Park Community Garden NEW

Rocky Park Community Garden
(Photo: Rocky Park Urban Growers)

The Garden

Rocky Park is an urban community garden established in 2009, rising up from a disused play area plagued by antisocial behaviour. The garden became a great success and led the way for many other community food gardens across the borough. Rocky Park is run and maintained by the community. There are 70 individual raised growing beds, communal growing areas, an urban orchard, a bug hotel, various types of composting and much more. Growers grow a wide variety of vegetables and flowers, with families growing together as well as individuals.
The garden is perfect for picnics amongst various flowering plants and shrubs.

Head Community Gardner: Michael Howard

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 09:30–18:00
Activities
You will be warmly welcomed on the day to a variety of activities, with opportunities for seed planting, pot painting, environment-themed mobile making and short workshops around different types of composting. Refreshments will be available: a variety of herb teas, coffees, soft drinks, homemade cakes and cookies. Donations help to provide funds for our numerous projects.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Ellsworth Street
Nearest postcode: E2 0AU
What 3 Words: crowds.stay.silent
Buses
8, 388, 106, 254, D3, D6, 309
Station
Bethnal Green
Cycle hire station
Pott Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Fully accessible
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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