Come and visit us

Special event! We will be open for London Open Gardens on Saturday 10th June, 11am-4pm. Buy your Weekend Ticket in advance or on the door when you arrive. Walk in our woodland and enjoy tea and cakes in our garden.

Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening Days:

Tuesday 6th June

Tuesday 13th June

Saturday 17th June

Tuesday 20th June

Tuesday 27th June

Everyone is welcome! Just drop in 10am – 4pm

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.

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Butterfly garden making good progress

Like a butterfly…!

Our volunteers have planted buddleia, one of the best-known nectar flowers for adult butterflies, alongside verbena, sedum, hebe, marjoram – and many more! The butterfly larvae, caterpillars, will feed on the hops and other native greenery.

Spring Gardening Day and Open Garden Saturday 18 March

Everyone is welcome to volunteer in the garden – any time 10am-4pm.
Gardening experience is not necessary.

Or come for Open Garden and walk in the woodland.

We will have a Mother’s Day activity for children.

Coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided.

Also on Tuesday 21st March and Tuesday 28th March

With thanks for our grant from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council