Gloucester Square Residents' Gardens can be found in a tranquil, tree-lined residential square, between Haggerston Park and Regent’s Canal, onto which it opens. It was originally built in 1987 as part of an affordable housing project on a former industrial site.
In 2009, residents decided to rejuvenate the flowerbeds after years of neglect. The garden now features a central landscaped sanctuary and established herbaceous flowerbeds. The garden received a Gold award for Best Community Project in Hackney in Bloom (2013) and a Bronze award for Best Community Garden (2014) from the East London Gardening Society. The square has also been featured on BBC Gardeners' World as part of their 2022 Hampton Court Flower Show coverage.
Gardener & Garden Designer: Hamzah-Adam Desai
Cakes, refreshments, plant sale and garden-related crafts by artists and designers.
Cester Street, off Whiston Road Nearest postcode: E2 8RS
Resident-led community garden project growing organic fruit and vegetables in 35 micro-allotments. Garden also features a raised seated herb area, rose wall, communal foraging area and wildlife pond. Nearby an orchard and meadow have been created.
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.