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

artistic licence – the Gate house in the 21st centruy

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“I used a (very!) large amount of artistic licence, but the drawing part is based on the one on your site which crops up regally on other sites.

The positioning of the gate is as near as I can get it to the position of the old stones which were exposed when they did the test a couple of weeks ago to see what was there, it seems to line up with the boundary of the depot.

If you go on to this site http://www.newham.com/ and search History there is amongst the items, a photo of the Houses on the site.
It would have been taken in the late 60`s as the tower blocks are in the background, and when we were transferred from Arragon Road to Bridge Road in 1974, the houses were gone, except of a couple right by the old depot entrance which were used as Offices for the old transport firm.”

from Robert Rogers