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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Approach Gardens

Approach Gardens
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

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

Visitor Information

Sunday 11:00–16:00
Curry and cakes for sale made by growers, as well as plants and drinks.
Between Russia Lane and Peel Grove
Nearest postcode: E2 9LU
Map of nearby bus stops
Cambridge Heath Overground, Bethnal Green underground, Stepney Green
Cycle hire station
York Hall (Map)
Ramp available for access (one step). Uneven ground (turf) inside and some narrow paths between beds but most of the site is flat and accessible.
Working assistance dogs only

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