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

Bright ideas at our Spring event

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Lab, workshop, exhibition space… Abbey Gardens was buzzing with bright ideas at our Spring event. Visitors could hear all about the birdbox project and the new ecoshed, have a go at paper making, get involved in the building of our new weather station, visit the greenhouse to find out about Experiments in Household Knowledge and take a (very) close look at our plant species and bugs.

A huge proud-to-know-you-all thank you to Amanda and colleague from the bird box project, biologists Marleen and Anna, Torange and students from London Metropolitan University, Andreas, Charlie and the French brothers. Ideas being hungry and thirsty work, our appreciation to all bakers and servers for our busy cake stall. Thanks too for warm welcomes at the greeting table and garden chat at the honesty stall. A round of applause to the events team, our Chair Erwan, who now has a donated lectern for his announcements… and after a late start to the growing season, a salute to Growing PlaceE16 in Canning Town for helping to stock our honesty stall for the day, our gardeners and a generous visitor with three fruit trees.

To all of our visitors, thank you for coming along on a glorious Saturday afternoon. We look forward to seeing you again at our garden club sessions and events.