Volunteer and visit us

Come to our Open Garden, or volunteer with us, 10am – 4pm, every Tuesday, and on the third Saturday every month.  Walk in our woodland and enjoy tea and biscuits in the garden. Families welcome.

Saturday 8 June – Have a Grow Day 12noon-3pm  and  London Open Gardens, 11am-4pm

Tuesday 11 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Saturday 15 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 18 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 25 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

The garden house is available to book for parties and meetings.

New memberships are available for the year ending 31st August 2024.

 

 

A two-acre oasis of greenery in Islington, north London.

Over time, a herbaceous garden, an orchard, a series of vegetable terraces, a small meadow and an acre of woodland have all emerged from a railway embankment.

Under an agreement with Islington Council which owns the land, the volunteer-run Charity – Olden Community Garden – maintains the garden area, with the object to promote a community garden for the benefit of people living or working in the London Borough of Islington. Olden Garden gives local people opportunities for education and recreation, with the aim of increasing involvement in the community and reducing isolation.

A self-sustaining garden

We use harvested water, we compost all the green waste and create wildlife habitats from woody debris.  There is a fruitful orchard and a flourishing vegetable garden.

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London Open Gardens – Visit Olden Garden on Saturday 8 June, 11am-4pm

Visit our hidden oasis of greenery in the city. Walk in our woodland, sit around our lawn surrounded by flower beds. Relax. Discover our meadow, orchard, butterfly garden and wildlife pond. Enjoy tea and cake in our garden house.

Weekend tickets are available for this year’s London Open Gardens. With your Weekend Ticket you can also visit our local Quill Street Allotments, and Arvon Road Allotments on the other side of the railway line from Olden Garden, as well as many other gardens not normally open to the public. Book your tickets in advance, to enter a world of secret and historic London gardens.

Over 450 visitors enjoyed our Musical Garden Party

A huge thank you to all who came! Visitors from Islington and beyond enjoyed home-made cakes and tea on the lawn, and drinks from the bar, in beautiful sunshine. Music groups played throughout the afternoon. A special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made cakes and helped on the day, ensuring our music festival was a great success!

With thanks for our grants from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council