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Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Cranbrook Community Food Garden
(Photo: Finlay Nichols)

The Garden

Local residents designed and built this garden in 2009 as a community-led food growing space, free for anyone to take part, and it is now celebrating 15 award-winning years. The garden nestles proudly within the iconic modernist Cranbrook Estate, designed by Skinner, Bailey and Lubetkin. Completed in the 1960s, the estate is home to Elizabeth Frink’s sculpture The Blind Beggar and his Dog. The garden has 18 beds, a mini food forest, a shed, greenhouse, compost bays, a pergola with a green roof, a frog pond, bird spa and bee mound. Awards include seven Outstanding ratings in London in Bloom between 2016-2023.

Chair: Lizzy Mace

Capital Growth garden: 68

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–15:00
Sunday 10:00–15:00
Plants, seeds, homemade preserves and refreshments for sale. Special activities for the garden's 15th birthday year, including decorating leaves for the wish tree, painting a community mural, and collecting a party bag filled with garden goodies!
The Avenue, Cranbrook Estate Roman Road - opposite Usk Street
Nearest postcode: E2 0RD
Map of nearby bus stops
Stepney Green, Bethnal Green
Cycle hire station
Globe Town Market (Map)
Wheelchair access to most of garden; some uneven ground.
Dogs on leads

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