Olden Community Garden is a hidden green space in Islington, and a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation. Over time, a herbaceous garden, an orchard, vegetable terraces, a small meadow and an extensive woodland have all emerged from a railway embankment. The lawn and Garden House, together with adjacent patio seating areas, provide the perfect setting for community events and parties. A walk through the woodland paths is a delight for all ages. Guided by gardeners, volunteers maintain the garden and use the greenhouse to grow cuttings and seeds for other local community groups and activities.
Capital Growth garden: 58
Tea, coffee and cake in the Garden House. Walk in the woodland.
Whistler Street, opposite No 22 Nearest postcode: N5 1NH
Part of the garden is on a former railway embankment. Disabled access to level formal garden with lawn, patio seating areas, Garden House and toilets. Rest of the garden and woodland is only accessible by steps with uneven surfaces.
Once a derelict sports pitch, now a community growing space creating practical solutions to address climate change and benefit the community, including growing food and sharing surpluses, managing soil and harvesting water. Refreshments, plant sale.