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.
Olden Community Garden is a volunteer-run Charity, with the object to promote a community garden for the benefit of people living or working in the London Borough of Islington. We will be seeking new Trustees for election at our AGM in September.
A self-sustaining garden
We use harvested water, we compost all the green waste and create wildlife habits from woody debris. There is a fruitful orchard and a flourishing vegetable garden.
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!