Volunteer and visit us

Come to our Open Garden, or volunteer with us, 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.

Tuesday 21 May – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 28 May – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 4 June – Open Garden and Volunteer Gardening – 10am – 4pm

The garden house is available to book for parties and meetings.

New memberships are available for the year ending 31st August 2024.

 

 

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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Open Day and volunteer gardening on Saturday

On Saturday 18th November, come along any time between 10am – 4pm, for our Open Day. Visit the Garden and walk in the woodland. Or help with volunteer gardening on the last Saturday before the winter break. Children’s activities will be available. A great opportunity to make new friends and learn more about Olden Garden. Coffee and cake provided.

Open Day with Spring Bulb Planting

On Saturday 21 October, come along any time between 10am – 4pm, for our Open Day. Visit the Garden, plant spring bulbs and celebrate our Meadow Regeneration and Biodiversity project, part-funded with a grant from Groundwork’s Our Space Award. Children’s activities will be available. A great opportunity to make new friends and learn more about Olden Garden. Coffee and cake provided.

Open Day with Bulb Planting

With thanks for our grants from

Awarded National Lottery Funding

Developed in 1986 by Patricia
Tawn and supported by Islington Council