On behalf of the Olden Garden community, we express our sadness at the death of Her Majesty The Queen. During the period of national mourning the Garden will be open to members and community groups as usual. On Saturday 17th September, we will be open to the public, from 10am – 4pm, as a place of quiet for reflection and remembrance.
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, 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.
Three new wooden leaf composters installed by volunteers from the BIG Alliance
Huge thank you to The BIG Alliance for the team of 15 volunteers who came along to install our three new wooden composters. The volunteers hung up our nine new bird boxes – bought earlier with our grant from Local Giving’s Magic Little Grants. They also dug, planted, weeded, moved dead branches and generally made a huge contribution in just one day!
On Saturday 17 September, our garden and woodland will be open to the public from 10am-4pm, as a place of quiet for reflection and remembrance during the period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.
We will also be participating in the Open House Festival and welcoming all who wish to drop in and visit Olden Garden.
And, if you would like to do some volunteer gardening, come and help plant lavender hedge. No experience required. Tea and biscuits available.