Welcome to Abbey Gardens, a community garden in West Ham
surrounding part of the ruins of a
12th century abbey.

There are free garden club sessions and new gardeners are always welcome. The garden is open to visitors from dawn till dusk.


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Gardening sessions take place on
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 4pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm


Be a pumpkin head at the Mayor’s Newham Show on Sunday 13 July!


Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin carving, pumpkin growing… If you’re so into pumpkins that you’ve pretty much turned into one by the end of the season (or you just fancy being photographed with a pumpkin on your head), then come along and be photographed as a pumpkin head at the Mayor’s Newham Show on Sunday 13 July 2014, Central Park London E6, from 1pm – 4pm in the Active Outdoors area.

Pose with our marvellous scenery, have your picture taken, go to this website for a link to our pumpkin head flickr page and you’re gourd to go! It’s all part of our Year of the Pumpkin so there’ll be another chance for a photo moment at our Pumpkinfest on 27 July 2014, 1pm-4pm at Abbey Gardens.

The Abbey Gardens Frost Fair Saturday 7 December 4pm-6pm


The Abbey Gardens Frost Fair
Saturday 7 December 4pm-6pm
A FREE event for all ages

Visit the garden in Winter and celebrate the season with us:

  • Soups made from Abbey Gardens’ produce
  • Warming Winter drinks and Chutney tasting
  • Sing along with members of All Saints Chorus
  • Festive wreath-making workshop for kids (and big kids)
  • Cards and garden goodies on our honesty stall
  • …and our ever popular cake stall

All activities are free. Drinks, food and honesty stall produce for donations to the garden.

Gardeners’ lunch

Dasha's pumpkin curry + garden_lo

One of the joys of growing your own is cooking with local, seasonal ingredients. And so, on an unexpectedly-sunny Autumn day, here is Dasha’s pumpkin curry, cooked for sharing at an outdoor lunch.