This award-winning organic garden, created in the 1970s on reclaimed derelict land, is a vibrant and well-established oasis of tranquillity in the heart of a historic inner-city area. Cable Street Community Gardens reflect the diversity of the borough, with more than 50 families tending plots. The garden attracts lots of wildlife with several small ponds and a traditional British hedgerow. It also features raised planters for elderly gardeners and those with limited mobility, and serves as an important community hub. Children are very welcome.
Live music, children's craft activities, plus stalls including: local history stall with talk on the local area at 2 pm; book and music stall with proceeds going to the International Red Cross; London Wildlife Protection stall; cake, curry and light refreshments stalls; and a plant stall.
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.
Situated next to All Hallows Church on a busy road through the City, the award winning Nic’s Secret Garden and Plant Rescue Nursery is a small oasis in the urban city jungle, an exemplar of one person's passion for horticulture.
One of a group of award-winning East End community food gardens, run by diverse local communities. Food growing, fruit trees, pond, wildflower meadow, shrubs, nectar bars and bee-friendly planting, not far from Columbia Road's famous flower market.
Drapers' Hall Garden is part of the original garden bought by the Drapers' Company from Henry VIII in 1543. Gates, walls and railings designed by Westminster Abbey surveyor Stephen Dykes Bower date from the 1970s.