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

Bug Hotel

There is much to do at Abbey gardens at the moment: planting, watering, making compost and much more,  even with all these gardening tasks to do, last saturday we decided to take some time to make a bug hotel, this is a collection of objects neatly put together to provide places for various insects to live and hibernate. We built ours under the guidance of Petra, who is a biologist who volunteers at the garden. The finished article looks fantastic we will be monitoring the bug hotel over the season to see what bugs are checking in.

Over the next few weeks we will be planting many types of beans, courgettes, cucumbers, squashes and probably a lot more as well, this will be happening during the weekday gardening  sessions (Tuesday 1pm-3pm, Thursday 4pm-7pm) and the Saturday gardening session (10am-3pm) Other tasks we will be doing are weeding the wildflower strip, weeding the paths between the beds, regularly checking over the fruit trees and bushes for pests, thinning out leafy crops, herbs and beetroot sown earlier in the year and we will be harvesting radishes and mustard greens, so there’s something for everyone down at Abbey Gardens.  

Hamish Liddle (Garden Club Leader)

The finished bug hotel_1_lo