Accessible Patio Fundraising Appeal – Please Buy a few Bricks – The new patio will help visitors with limited mobility and create a welcoming outdoor space in front of the Garden House. The contractors have laid 1,400 bricks over a flexible base layer, transforming the current area of bare earth. We hope you will help to meet some of the £4,000 costs. Please Buy a few Bricks by donating through our Local Giving account which also collects gift aid for us.
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.
Could you help plant bulbs in our newly revamped rockery, or collect leaves to fill our composters? Or could you help plant raspberry bushes? Come and join Caroline our gardener at any time on Saturday 19th, between 10am and 4pm. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Coffee and cake provided. This is our last Saturday of the year before the winter break. Tuesday volunteering days will continue until 29th November.
A very successful potato harvest was held at half term in Olden Garden. Families and children came along to dig up the potatoes. Several varieties of potato came up, blue, yellow, red, purple and white – a rainbow of colours! And everyone had a bag of potatoes to take home.
Thank you to the volunteers from Acacia Avenue, Islington, who came along to aerate and top dress our lawn – helping to improve drainage and increase nutrient retention
Thank you to the BIG Alliance volunteers who renovated our steps – filling them with 30 bags of new shingle