The GardenVibrant community park with a historic clock tower, formal gardens, orchard, woodland walks, outdoor amphitheatre, wildlife pond, children's play area and café. The park will be showcasing many community activities for LOG 2023, including gardening and wildlife management, knit-natter, pétanque, junior park run, the edible park project, and photography, mural and sculpture.
Gardening: Caledonian Park Friends Group
- Clock tower tours will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm both days - participants will need to have sensible footwear (no flip-flops or high heels) and sensible clothing (e.g. trousers rather than very long or very short skirts) and be able to climb ladders safely (there will be an opportunity to test this at the start of each tour). There will be a guided history tour of the park and environs at 11am on Sunday morning (mostly level ground, mostly wheelchair accessible). There will also be tours of the herb gardens at 12noon and 1.30pm on Sunday, with gardener-guided tours taking in the formal gardens, orchard and wildlife pond available on demand throughout the weekend.There will also be a photographic exhibition open throughout the weekend, and the Friends stall will be fundraising with bags, mugs, tea-towels and history booklets available for purchase.The Knit Natter group will be celebrating Knit in Public weekend both afternoons from 12 to 4pm, and showcasing their work with a timed challenge at 2pm daily and handmade fashion show and toy parade at 3pm each day.The park has a café serving hot and cold food and drink (and ice-cream), and accessible toilets.
Many of the pathways and gardens are wheelchair accessible including some woodland pathways, though there are also some fine-gravelled areas, some grass, uneven ground and some cobblestones. Dogs are welcome in the park (but not on clock tower tours; please ask if you would like to take your dog along on a walking tour and be prepared to keep it on a short lead).
- Picnics allowed.
Multiple gates: 3 on Market Road, North Road, Shearling Way, Drovers Way, Chris Pullen Way, Clock View Crescent (East and West). Activities close to the clock tower, café and centre. What 3 Words reference: hers.cattle.tribal.
Nearest postcode: N7 9HF
- Map of nearby bus stops
- Caledonian Road Underground Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground.
- Disabled toilet on site
- Disabled toilets and automatic doors to café and centre. Roadways around main field and woodland, but uneven areas and some gravel. Formal gardens have grassed access. Wheelchair-accessible grit paths through woodland and pond viewing area.
- Dogs on leads
- Clock tower tours include ladders, for able-bodied only, requires sensible footwear/clothing.