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

Site History


Links to articles exploring the history surrounding the site.
British History Online
Abbey Road, Probably the most Historic Road in Newham?
Museum of London
English Heritage
The Cistercian in Yorkhisre
The History Detectives and the Mystery Marker Stone
Plans of the Abbey
Display excavation boards from Newham with some historic information.
Wikipedia – Stratford
West Ham Abbey Lodge

The Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary Stratford Langthorne, Essex. The Cistercian abbey of St Mary Stratford Langthorne, Essex – Archaeological excavations for the London Underground Limited Jubilee Line Extension Project
Published by The Museum of London Archaeology Service 2004 ISBN 1 901992 38 1
Archaeology of the Jubilee Line Extension: Prehistoric and Roman Activity at Stratford Market Depot West Ham, London 1991-1993
Published by Oxford Archaeology 2005 ISBN 1 901992 54 3