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North East London Open Gardens

Past event 8AM-10PM Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2017

Event location: N16 0LH

11 Open gardens
Admission: £13 in advance/£15 on day
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens
  • North East London Open Gardens

Wander and wonder at historic plantsmen gardens, urban rooftop gardens, Olympic landscaping, community and educational projects and wild, biodiverse habitats.

One ticket gives you access to more than 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across the capital during London Open Garden Squares Weekend.

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Below are just those in the North East London area:

1. Abney Park Sat 08:00–19:00, Sun 08:00–19:00
Extraordinarily atmospheric and overgrown cemetery, now a nature reserve. Numerous important tombs and memorials. Guided walk, Sunday 2pm. Further details

2. The Castle Garden Sat 11:00–16:00
A food, wildlife and education garden, created over the past four years in the grounds of a disused Victorian pumping station, now an indoor climbing centre. Garden tours. Café serving vegetarian food using organic produce grown in the garden. Further details

3. Clissold Community Garden Sat 10:00–16:00, Sun, 12:30–16:00
This hidden gem in the heart of Stoke Newington is provides training in horticulture techniques and is developing its own social enterprise - the Resurrection Nursery. Tours, refreshments, produce for sale. Art and joinery products to view and buy. Further details

4. Forty Hall Estate Sat 11:00–17:00, Sun 11:00–17:00
Beautiful Walled Garden dating from the early 17th century; rose beds, cottage garden-style borders, fruit and veg beds, and ornamental trees. Further details

5. Myddelton House Gardens Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
Historic garden in north London created by revered plantsman E A Bowles, the 'Crocus King'. Victorian kitchen garden, glasshouses, rock garden and a ‘lunatic asylum’ of unusual plants. Many of the rare plants Bowles raised are still here. Further details

6. Pudding Mill Allotments Sun 12:00–16:00
Fifty-plot site replacing two sites lost to the Olympic Park. The allotments provide food, leisure, companionship and a sustainable, wildlife-friendly environment in one of the busiest cities in Europe. Further details

7. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sat 08:00–22:00, Sun 08:00–22:00
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The gardens, playgrounds, promenades, waterways, landscaping, wetlands and wildflower meadows are free for you to explore 24/7, with volunteer-led tours at 11am, 12 and 1pm. Further details

8. Railway Fields Sat 11:00–14:00
Former goods yard, now a Local Nature Reserve. A small but fantastic example of urban biodiversity: over 200 species of wildflower, 70 species of bird and 21 species of butterfly. Nature trails and walks, natural play area, pond-dipping (possible). Further details

9. Rainham Hall Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun 10:00–17:00
An exciting urban community garden, with lots of unusual projects, in the London Borough of Havering. Further details

10. Roof East Sat 12:00–19:00, Sun 12:00–19:00
Rooftop urban park with planting, seating, a bar, an open-air cinema and vintage sports cars used as planters. Urban farm in a shipping container using aquaponics and vertical growing. Seed-planting workshops and talk on aquaponic urban farming. Further details

11. Woodcroft Wildspace Sat 09:00–17:00, Sun 09:00–17:00
3.5-acre educational wild space featuring a wide variety of natural habitats, an orchard, wetland and separate boggy areas, an apiary, scrub and open-air classroom facilities. Try orienteering or simply take a relaxing walk. Further details

North East London Map
(Event post code N16 0LH is nearest post code to Abney Park)

Tickets on sale
Adult weekend online advance ticket - £13 (available until midnight Thursday 15th June)
Adult weekend ticket - £15 (available to purchase from gardens across the weekend)
Group rate weekend online advance ticket - £12
Children under 12 - free (but will require their own ticket)
Sunday only ticket - £10

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