Our community

Supporting local families through our Vegetable Patch

Despite the antics of families of foxes, Olden Garden continues to be a hub for community vegetable growing – Lynne’s Vegetable Patch summer 2021

During the Covid lockdown restrictions in 2020, Olden Garden provided facilities to enable families to take part in a seed kit project which provides seeds, pots, compost and instructions for any children wanting to have a go at growing – Lynne’s Vegetable Patch 2020

By early 2021 the project had gone from strength to strength – Lynne’s Vegetable Patch spring 2021

 

Supporting our local community

Our Garden House and patio provide the ideal environment for awaydays and training days for staff from our local social services teams.

We know that many families don’t have gardens of their own and we are particularly keen for young people to experience gardens and nature. We are pleased that the following groups are involved and hope more will return in the autumn

  • Highbury Community Nursery
  • Monkey Puzzle Nursery at the Loxfords

Olden Garden celebrates the Chelsea Fringe

Enjoy our musical comedy with a rap celebrating the Chelsea Fringe 2021. Kate Shortt will take you to the greenhouse and the graffiti as she plays her ‘Air on a G-string’ on her cello in the Garden. With thanks to Laura and Andy for filming.

As our second musical contribution to the Chelsea Fringe 2021, Kate Shortt plays ‘The Swan’ from the Carnival of the Animals on her cello in the Garden. With thanks to Laura and Andy for filming.

Our musical celebration in Olden Garden during the Chelsea Fringe in 2016. This video was created with much help from volunteers, as a contribution to Highbury Heritage, a resource created by Christ Church Highbury to meet the community engagement criteria of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant to repair its iconic church spire.

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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.