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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Quill Street Allotments
(Photo: Annie Monaghan)

The Garden

The old Gillespie Park allotments were closed when British Rail, which owned the land, was selling off the freehold. Neighbours contested the plans, and British Rail ended up selling its freehold to Islington Council. The land was then divided between Gillespie Park, the Parkland Walk, Quill Street Allotments and a social housing development.

Quill Street Allotments are a working organic fruit and vegetable site growing all sorts on quite small plots, including rhubarb, figs, chard, chives, beans, cabbage, rocket, gooseberries, herbs, dahlias, irises, sweet peas and roses.

Allotment Association Chair: Annie Monaghan

Visitor Information

Saturday 12:00–16:00
Visitors will be guided around the site by an allotment gardener to see what it is possible to grow in a small urban space. There are bee hives in the far end of the site, which can be viewed from a safe distance. The gardeners hope to have some of their organic produce available for sale.
Opposite Gillespie Park on Quill Street
Nearest postcode: N4 2AE
Map of nearby bus stops
The site is not accessible for wheelchair users, with eight stairs to reach the middle path. Paths are narrow and uneven.
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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