Come and visit us

Join us at Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening Days  

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

Saturday 17th February

Tuesday 20th February

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 5 March

Tuesday 12 March

Saturday 16 March

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

Come to our Open Garden, 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.

 

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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Our lawn

We have laid new turf on a damaged section of the lawn, leaving an area for new planting and a space for new paving to be laid in the autumn.

Olden Garden brings musical comedy to the Chelsea Fringe

In celebration of the Chelsea Fringe 2021, we filmed two special musical events in Olden Garden. ‘Air on a G-string’ is a musical comedy, with a rap celebrating the Chelsea Fringe, played by Kate Shortt on her cello in our garden and greenhouse and in front of the graffiti. ‘The Swan’ is a beautiful cello solo from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and also played by Kate Shortt. These online events continue our tradition of marking the Chelsea Fringe with a musical celebration.

Our Gardener Laura leaves us this month

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.

With thanks for our grants from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council