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.
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.
Our part-time gardener, Laura, has guided the development of Olden Garden during the last 10 years. At a small gathering last week, over a socially distanced cup of coffee and home-made cake, we thanked Laura for her involvement and commitment to the Garden. Laura plans to focus on her garden design business. We are sorry to see her go.
We pruned clematis, wisteria and jasmine. We stemmed the tide of the three-cornered leek and created a cornus hedge from saplings donated by the Woodland Trust via the Mayor’s initiative. And we gave the Garden House a spring clean!