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 trugs meet Jamie’s Ministry of Food Stratford

FOAG trug at Jamie's Ministry of Food Stratford


It was our artichokes that did it… Two years ago, bonding with fellow stallholders in bucketing rain at the Mayor’s Newham Show, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Stratford asked if we’d grown the produce on our stall. Indeed we had – and the very next day we harvested a bowl of artichokes for their cookery demonstrations. The following year they came to our Summer Fair to demonstrate how to make frittata with our ingredients. And this year we’ve been asked if we might send a couple of trugs of produce to their training kitchens for a visit by the man himself, Jamie Oliver. Here he is, with Jamie’s Ministry of Food Stratford people Rosanna (left), Carlos (fourth from left) and crew.

Our trugs were designed for the garden as part of the honesty stall by founder FOAG member Andreas Lang.