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

Setting out the harvest garden


Tim marking out the raised beds.

Lots of worms in the earth under the apple tree Untangling the string in the rain Louise fixing the string to the pegs p1030772.jpg

Despite the rain early on we made some good progress setting out the layout for the harvest garden on site. First with bright yellow string and then spraying the outlines in white.
We did not quite finish but most of it is done. It already raised many questions on how the raised beds should or could be designed to accommodate the gentle contours of the ground.

more photos on the abbey gardens flickr page which are worth checking out.


Louise, Karen, Tim and Lydia setting out raised beds and the walkway in between them.

Ali and his special gardening shoes Louis marking out the beds break time - and discussing the smallest raised bed in the world Ali Parvin and Azadeh feeding the apple tree Nina with string coming out of her head