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.
Like a butterfly!
Come along for our family activity. We will try butterfly spotting! Butterfly Conservation spotting sheets will help you identify the butterflies and day-flying moths.
Everyone is welcome to join in, any time 10am – 4pm.
Volunteer gardening tasks will be available.
Or visit for Open Garden and walk in the woodland – tea and biscuits provided
Maria led an energetic group of volunteers from Howden’s Insurance who repositioned the collapsed sleepers along the path and cleared brambles in the orchard. Thank you to the BIG Alliance for arranging another wonderful group of volunteers.
We are very pleased to receive a grant from Local Giving’s Magic Little Grants to create a wildlife pond. The pond will promote sustainability and encourage species diversity, using harvested water, with plants that clean and filter it. Join our volunteers on Tuesdays, to help create the pond.
Local Giving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Please support Olden Garden by donating on our Local Giving page to help fund our meadow regeneration and biodiversity project. Local Giving collects Gift Aid on your donation and transfers it to us.
Thank you to Tree Matters for donating the bark. It was scooped up by volunteers and taken into Olden Garden and will be spread on our paths and steps.