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

Hot potato at ‘Hamish Park’

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Heavenly first Tuesday gardening session of the season, with the warm sunshine bringing out some lovely garden scents such as fennel. Two fans of Abbey Gardens stopped by, Sayed and his daughter Zahra. Sayed is a keen cook and likes to buy veg from our honesty stall. He is impressed by the huge range we grow. “I’m very proud to live near this garden, I always bring visitors to see it,” he says. “Although I am not actively involved with gardening here, myself and my daughter are a part of this project somehow.” He suggested we try mashed potato Bengal-style: add onion, green chilli, coriander and (optional) mustard. Zahra has been coming to Abbey Gardens since she was a baby, but she has her own name for it. She calls it “Hamish Park”, after our Garden Club Leader.