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

Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

Garden Haikus

These are all the haikus I managed to find hanging around Abbey Garden after our spring event. Maybe there are more?

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this (first ) creative writing workshop – I hope these were as inspiring and fun to write at the time as they are now for us to read!  Photos of them can be seen at our Flickr Group.

Blossom feeds the bees
before summer comes to us
baring fruit for all


Shoe shoe blue
sea done


The ground is ready
the rows of earth are laid out
it is time to plant


Spring is here
sun, rain, cloud
seeds grow, feel alive again.


I look for a weed
and maybe I will eat it
for dinner tonight.


Is that a seagull?
drowned out by the sound of a plane
nature and city


Artichokes mumble
in their bed
fat tongues half sleeping


The bee likes yellow
as does the flowers
and me too


The moment the rumble
of a train has passed by
a bluebird sings

Feathered green for Spring
Blowsy pink petals, cherry red
Stripes for saving seeds.

– LT

The Abbey’s old stones
so long alone, are brought alive by AG’s
plants, flowers and birds