On behalf of the Olden Garden community, we express our sadness at the death of Her Majesty The Queen. During the period of national mourning the Garden will be open to members and community groups as usual. On Saturday 17th September, we will be open to the public, from 10am – 4pm, as a place of quiet for reflection and remembrance.

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.

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Join us for volunteer day on Saturday 19 March

Come along and join Caroline, our gardener, on Saturday 19 March, any time between 10am-4pm. Lots of volunteer tasks are available. We will be tidying the woodland, reducing unwanted saplings and cutting some of the ivy growing on trees.

Coffee and cake will be provided.

Remember to wear suitable footwear and if possible bring your own gloves.

Daffodils are everywhere! You can also find Anemone blanda (blue), Corsican hellebores, Camellia, and Leucojum (snowflakes). And you might even see a great spotted woodpecker!

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have been helping our gardeners Maria and Caroline. Volunteers have now tidied up after the stormy weather and are working in the woodland, reducing unwanted saplings and cutting some of the ivy growing on trees. We have planted a plum tree generously donated by a neighbour and we sowed wild flowers in the meadow.

More volunteers are welcome – every Tuesday and the third Saturday in the month. Coffee and cake provided!

Come and volunteer in the Garden on Saturday 26th February

Come along and join Caroline, our gardener, on Saturday 26th February, any time between 10am-4pm. Could you help with some volunteer tasks, including rose and apple tree pruning, or sowing seeds to prepare for spring/summer flowers?

We will provide materials and instructions for your family to make bird feeders.

Coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided.

With thanks for our grant from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council