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

Abbey Gardens Harvest Festival Saturday 22 September 2-5pm – a FREE event for all ages

Help us celebrate our fourth gardening season with a traditional anniversary theme of fruit and flowers:

  • Come and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Gary and Elisabetta from Abbey Gardens produce
  • Listen to live jazz from Arch1 house band
  • Enjoy the event workshops including flower arrangingchess,  flower photographydrawing, and children’s crafts
  • Explore the garden on one of our garden tours
  • Find creepy crawlies in the bug hunt
  • Watch a video and slideshow about the history of the garden
  • Submit your masterpiece into our annual cake decorating or flower arranging competitions
  • And there’s our ever-popular honesty stall and tea and cake stall!

All activities are free.  Some activities are at set times including:

Flower arranging workshop –  2:30 – 3pm
Children’s Craft activity – 2:45 – 4pm
Flower photography workshop – 3:30 – 4pm
Bug Hunt – 4:15 – 4:45pm

For consideration in the competitions, entries should be submitted before 4pm.
Food, Tea, cake and honesty stall produce for donations to the garden.