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. We have vacancies for new Trustees.

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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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.

Come along & volunteer in July

Volunteer workdays – Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 July and Saturday 18 July

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.

Come & volunteer on Tuesday 6 July

Come along to our 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.

Come and volunteer on Tuesday 29 June

Come along to our 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.

With thanks for our grant from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council