Accessible Patio Fundraising Appeal – Please Buy a few Bricks – The new patio will help visitors with limited mobility and create a welcoming outdoor space in front of the Garden House. The contractors have laid 1,400 bricks over a flexible base layer, transforming the current area of bare earth. We hope you will help to meet some of the £4,000 costs. Please Buy a few Bricks by donating through our Local Giving account which also collects gift aid for us.
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.
Come along for a ‘Build your own bird box’ family activity. And invite your friends to come – everyone is welcome to join in.
Or come and help Caroline our gardener with
- Weeding and deadheading
- Cutting back geraniums
- Potential potting on of seedlings sown last month
- Clearing gutters and sweeping paths
Join us for an hour or longer, 10am – 4pm. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
We will revive them for our community to enjoy next summer
Caroline, our gardener, will lead family activities in the Garden. Come along and sow fast growing herbs in pots to take home. Everyone is welcome.
It looks like the heatwave will continue to Saturday so we will need to water the borders and pots. There will be weeding to do and some sowing of biennial seeds.
Join us for an hour – or longer. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
Guided by our gardener Maria, our Tuesday volunteers have been busy planting native hedge near the potting area where the old compost bins used to be.