This multi 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 been 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, a wildlife area and pond. Among many points of interest there are native hedgerows, bug hotels, nectar bars, a wildflower meadow, bat boxes and ivy walls for bees. Its haul of many awards include the Silver 'Thriving Garden' Best Community Garden award from London in Bloom, and the Best Wildlife (Group), and Overall Group Winner in the Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards.
chair: Margaret Wilson
Curry and cakes for sale made by growers, as well as plants and drinks.
Between Russia Lane and Peel Grove Nearest postcode: E2 9LU
This is a community garden project run by local residents. 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.