Guided by our gardener Maria, our Tuesday volunteers have been busy planting native hedge near the potting area where the old compost bins used to be.
Visitors to Olden Garden are welcome to help celebrate Have a Grow Day, an initiative of Social Farms and Gardens. Come along at any time between 10am – 4pm on Saturday 18 June. Caroline, our gardener, will welcome you. Visitors can help with the day’s volunteer gardening tasks. You will be able to see our extensive woodland and the orchard as well as our greenhouse and vegetable plots, learning more about how our garden grows.
Information about vegetable growing will be available and volunteers will be able to sow herb seeds in a pot to take home with them.
100+ gardens not normally open to the public, including Olden Garden, will throw open their gates to visitors on 11 – 12 June.
Please note that Weekend Tickets are only available to purchase online, you will not be able to buy them at the garden gate. Book online now and you will instantly receive an e-ticket which you can show to our volunteers on your mobile device or print at home in advance. For further information see London Square Open Gardens
Huge thank you to all who came and to all our wonderful volunteers who helped to make our Chelsea Fringe music festival such a success!
Over 350 visitors came along to enjoy our musical entertainment in our ‘secret garden’, with music groups performing all afternoon throughout the garden and woodland. Bagels, home-made cakes, and drinks from the bar were much appreciated.
Bring your family and friends to our live musical celebration on Sunday 29 May, 2-6 pm in Olden Garden. Music includes an Irish/American string band, a swing ensemble, an English country dance band, the Central London Singers and Children-Make-Music.
We are celebrating the Chelsea Fringe Festival – the community festival of gardening.
Food and drink available
Entrance £5 (children 3-16 £1) Card/cash payment at the gate
Come along on Sunday 1 May to Islington Gardeners Plant Sale, being held in Olden Garden from 2 – 4pm. Teas and cake will be available. Everyone welcome.
Caroline, our gardener, will welcome your help with April tasks, dead heading, watering the pots, weeding and mulching. And we need your help to prepare the way for our new habitat for insects and birds, our new bug hotel, wildlife log pile and hedgerow.
To make space for this new habitat we first need your help to dismantle the compost bays, and clear and bag rubbish. We need lots of help. Join us for an hour or two, or longer. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
Special thanks to the children who braved wind & rain to help Lynne dig channels, earth up the mounds & protect the beds from potato loving squirrels and baby foxes. In spite of terrible weather, we planted four beds – the ones that generally get dug up by foxes and so are not really any use for other crops.
Maria and Caroline, our gardeners, will welcome your help with April tasks, dead heading, watering the pots, weeding and mulching. And we need your help to prepare the way for our new habitat for insects and birds, our new bug hotel, wildlife log pile and hedgerow.
To make space for this new habitat we first need your help to dismantle the compost bays, and clear and bag rubbish. We need lots of help on our volunteering days this month, every Tuesday and on Saturday 16 April, any time between 10am and 4pm. Join us for an hour or two, or longer. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
Come along and join Caroline, our gardener, on Saturday 19 March, any time between 10am-4pm. Lots of volunteer tasks are available. We will be tidying the woodland, reducing unwanted saplings and cutting some of the ivy growing on trees.
Coffee and cake will be provided.
Remember to wear suitable footwear and if possible bring your own gloves.
Daffodils are everywhere! You can also find Anemone blanda (blue), Corsican hellebores, Camellia, and Leucojum (snowflakes). And you might even see a great spotted woodpecker!