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

Many hands and lots of ideas

A mythical monster. A tent. A scarecrow. A house, maybe… There have been all sorts of suggestions for what we might make with the strange, spine-like stalks of our purple sprouting broccoli. They’re big plants and they’re ready for the compost so on a day when we have a good group of gardeners, we’ve made light, sociable work of the job of chopping them up. That’s one of the joys of community gardening – we garden and harvest together.

In other gardening news, there’s fantastic colour on the way from our allium, the herbs are looking luscious and the honesty plants are already producing their flat seed pods.

Fancy joining us? Our free drop-in gardening sessions are on Tuesdays 1pm-3pm, Thursdays 4pm-7pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm. We’re also open to visitors every day from dawn’til dusk.