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.
Due to the weather conditions, we have cancelled our Volunteer Day on Saturday 19th February.
Instead, we invite you to come along for a Volunteer Day on Saturday 26th February to help Caroline, our gardener, with spring tasks, including sowing seeds. Coffee and cake provided! Join us any time between 10am – 4pm.
Could you help with volunteer tasks, including sowing seeds and planting summer bulbs? Come along and join our gardeners Maria and Caroline on Tuesday 15th and Saturday 19th February, any time between 10am-4pm.
We will provide materials and instructions for your family to make bird feeders.
Coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided.
Thank you to the volunteers at our Bulb Planting Day in October
Come along and join Maria, our gardener, any time between 10am-4pm to help with winter tasks, including:
– clearing leaves from paths and the meadow
– mulching and pruning roses
– pruning fruit trees and the wisteria
Volunteer Tuesdays will continue every week throughout the year – everyone is welcome!