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Highbury Quadrant Estate Nature Gardens
(Photo: Nathalie Renaud)

The Garden

This series of three nature gardens is situated on the Highbury Quadrant Estate and managed by Elizabeth House Community Centre. They are a great example of what can be achieved on small patches of underused land when communities come together and work in unity.

Created during the pandemic, the gardens were designed, developed and are looked after by local people. The aim was to improve biodiversity and increase opportunities for local residents, living on or near to this densely populated estate, to access gardening and nature-based activities including Forest School activities for families with young children.

The nature garden group have planted a mini-meadow, installed accessible permeable pathways, developed new food growing spaces, built wildlife habitats, planted flowers for pollinators, planted bulbs, fruiting shrubs and berries, installed a community shed and secure tool store, and planted a small orchard. Soil regeneration is key to the success of the project, so there is a well-used composting area and wormery.

Community Development Officer: Fran Smith

Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Plant sale. Show and Tell stories about the development of the gardens. Tea and cake, baked by two wonderful bakers from the Garden Group.
Behind Block 238-348 Highbury Quadrant
Nearest postcode: N5 2TD
Map of nearby bus stops
Highbury or Finsbury Park tube
Level access
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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