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Caledonian Park

Caledonian Park
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

This vibrant community park boasts a historic clock tower, formal gardens, orchard and wildflower meadow, woodland walks, outdoor amphitheatre, wildlife pond, children's play area and café. The park will be showcasing many community activities for LOG 2024, including gardening and wildlife management, knit-natter, pétanque, junior park run, the edible park project, and art, murals and sculptures.

Gardening: Caledonian Park Friends Group

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00
Activities
  • Clock tower tours: available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm both days. Participants will need sensible footwear (no flip-flops or high heels) and appropriate clothing, and must be able to climb ladders safely (there will be an opportunity to test this at the start of each tour).
  • Guided history tour of the park and environs: 11am on Sunday morning (mostly level ground, mostly wheelchair accessible).
  • Tours of the herb gardens: 11:30am and 1.30pm on Sunday.
  • Gardener-guided tours of the formal gardens, orchard and wildlife pond available on demand throughout the weekend
  • Exhibition and Friends fundraising stall with bags, mugs, tea-towels and history booklets available for purchase.
  • Knit Natter group will be celebrating Knit in Public weekend both afternoons from 12 to 4pm. They will showcase their work with a timed challenge at 2pm daily and handmade fashion show and toy parade at 3pm each day.
  • Special performances in the woodland amphitheatre.
The park has a café serving hot and cold food and drink and icecream, and there are accessible toilets available. 

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.
Entrance
Multiple gates: three 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.
Nearest postcode: N7 9HF
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Station
Caledonian Road Underground Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground.
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
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
Dogs on leads
Conditions
Clock tower tours include climbing ladders (requires sensible footwear/clothing)

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