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. We will be seeking new Trustees for election at our AGM in October.

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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Volunteer with us on Tuesday 28th September

Workdays are open to everyone, not just Garden members. New volunteers are welcome. Gardening experience is not necessary.

Come along and join us for coffee and biscuits and help look after the Garden. We need more volunteers! The Garden door will be open 10am to 4pm.

Come and volunteer in September

Volunteer Workdays – Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 September, and Saturday 18 September

Workdays are open to everyone, not just Garden members. New volunteers are welcome. Gardening experience is not necessary.

Come along and join us for coffee and biscuits and help look after the Garden. We need more volunteers! The Garden door will be open 10am to 4pm.

Come and volunteer in August

Volunteer workdays – Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August and Saturday 21 August

Come along to a volunteer workday; join us for a coffee and help with maintaining the garden in the summer. We need more volunteers!

As a volunteer at our workdays you do not need to be a member. And gardening experience is not necessary; our gardener and regular volunteers will guide you. We will be open from 10am – 4pm on Tuesdays. Saturday workday starts at 10am with end of session to be decided.

With thanks for our grant from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council