Come and visit us

Come to our Open Garden, 10am – 4pm.  Walk in our woodland and enjoy tea and biscuits in the garden. Families welcome.

Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening Days:

Tuesday 12th September

Saturday 16th September

Tuesday 19th September

Tuesday 26th September

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

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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Butterfly garden making good progress

Like a butterfly…!

Our volunteers have planted buddleia, one of the best-known nectar flowers for adult butterflies, alongside verbena, sedum, hebe, marjoram – and many more! The butterfly larvae, caterpillars, will feed on the hops and other native greenery.

Spring Gardening Day and Open Garden Saturday 18 March

Everyone is welcome to volunteer in the garden – any time 10am-4pm.
Gardening experience is not necessary.

Or come for Open Garden and walk in the woodland.

We will have a Mother’s Day activity for children.

Coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided.

Also on Tuesday 21st March and Tuesday 28th March

With thanks for our grants from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council