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

Flowering food and busy bees

Flowering artichokes! Bees! We’ve seen as many as five bees busying themselves on a single flower this Saturday – one of the joys of sometimes letting our edible plants go to seed.

The humans have been busy as well… A massive thank you to the group of young people from NCS The Challenge Newham, who cleared a big section of raised bed for new planting. Garden club leader Candace harvested calendula seed, which we planted straight away to make four new patches of flowers. Torange was prototyping a new raised bed structure, part of future planning for the garden. Our neatest planter George is back, looking after spring onions and garlic chives. And not only was our family of gardeners in to water recently-planted crops; their little girls were drawing too!

Fancy joining us for some community gardening? Our free, drop-in sessions are on Saturdays from 1pm-5pm, tools and gloves provided. Our sessions are open to anyone interested in gardening, whether you’re a knowledgeable gardener or completely new to growing food and flowers. Children are welcome to come and garden with parents or carers.