Tower Hamlets


Cable Street Community Gardens
Cable Street Community Gardens, © Candy Blackham

Community gardens and green oases are squeezed in across Tower Hamlets – around, in between and sometimes on top of buildings. Gardens in the Borough showcase how local communities have regenerated forgotten areas and made the best use of limited space.



Gardens in Tower Hamlets

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Gardens open on Saturday 11 June

Cranbrook Community Food Garden E2

Open Saturday: 10:00–15:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–15:00

This is a community garden project run by local residents where everything in the garden belongs to everyone and all crops are grown and shared together. A feast of organic vegetables, salads, aromatic herbs, beautiful flowers and wildlife.


Prospect Walk Allotments E2 New

Open Saturday: 10:00–15:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–15:00

Allotments created in 1974 from post-war bomb site. Site comprises individual allotment plots, a wildlife area and communal garden border. Plant and seed sales, some refreshments.


Providence Row Rooftop Garden E1

Open Saturday: 12:00–16:00

Charity which supports people affected by homelessness and grows a wide range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers on a secret rooftop garden. Lush courtyard garden downstairs.


Rocky Park Community Garden E2 New

Open Saturday: 09:30–18:00

Community-run garden on the site of a disused play area. Seed planting, pot painting, mobile making and composting workshops. Refreshments.


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Gardens open on Sunday 12 June

Approach Gardens E2

Open Sunday: 11:00–17:00

Multi-award-winning East End community food garden, brought to life by diverse local groups. Food growing, fruit trees, pond, wildflower meadow, shrubs, nectar bars and bee-friendly planting.


Cable Street Community Gardens E1

Open Sunday: 11:00–16:00

A well-established community garden situated in the heart of an historic inner-city area.


Cranbrook Community Food Garden E2

Open Saturday: 10:00–15:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–15:00

This is a community garden project run by local residents where everything in the garden belongs to everyone and all crops are grown and shared together. A feast of organic vegetables, salads, aromatic herbs, beautiful flowers and wildlife.


Prospect Walk Allotments E2 New

Open Saturday: 10:00–15:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–15:00

Allotments created in 1974 from post-war bomb site. Site comprises individual allotment plots, a wildlife area and communal garden border. Plant and seed sales, some refreshments.


St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens E2

Open Sunday: 14:00–18:00

Community garden around an historic church with access to the Vicarage garden, a private family-managed walled garden adjacent to the church.