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

Upcycling for the planting season


Even on a very rare day when it’s raining so hard that there’s little we can do but discuss dahlias, study the planting plan and eat a few rock buns, there’s something new to discover. Our veteran innovator Charlie, who designed our greenhouse with its wooden structure made from floorboards, has been giving old flooring a new life as a worktop.

We like a bit of invention at Abbey Gardens – so our Spring Fair, Bright Ideas, Saturday 20 April 2-5pm will be all about science and innovation in the garden. Watch this space for details.