Volunteer and visit us

Come to our Open Garden, or volunteer with us, 10am – 4pm, every Tuesday, and on the third Saturday every month.  Walk in our woodland and enjoy tea and biscuits in the garden. Families welcome.

Saturday 8 June – Have a Grow Day 12noon-3pm  and  London Open Gardens, 11am-4pm

Tuesday 11 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Saturday 15 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 18 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 25 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

The garden house is available to book for parties and meetings.

New memberships are available for the year ending 31st August 2024.



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 area, 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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Open Day and volunteer gardening Saturday 20 April

We need volunteers to help with a variety of spring tasks in the garden.

Children can plant sunflower seeds in pots to take home and nurture. Instructions provided.

Or just come and visit us, walk in the woodland and enjoy our spring flowers and blossom.

Everyone welcome! Tea and cakes provided.

With thanks for our grants from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council