Local Gardens

There is a plethora of marvellous and mystical gardens in North London that only remain so beautiful thanks to the caring hands of volunteers. Some of these gardens are listed below so please do get in touch if you would like to get stuck in! If you don’t feel that you’re fingers are not green enough to help, then fear not and feel free to pay any of these gardens a visit.

World Peace Garden Camden
This garden is maintained by volunteers


Kentish Town City Farm
Join us for garden related activities in our new weekly Saturday Garden Club. 1-3pm, £2 per person. All ages welcome, adults & children. Community Garden entrance – just past the goats, by the cherry tree 🍒
1 Cressfield Close, off Grafton Road



Kentish Town Fire Station Garden

One of the original Transition Kentish Town gardens. Outside the Fire Station … maintained by sole TKT volunteer
Also drawn by the Secret Artist.




Wellbeeing Garden
The Kentish Town Health Centre
The SEED group is  based at the Wellbeeing Garden at the Kentish Town Health Centre. It meets on Friday afternoons 1-5pm for free drop-in gardening and printmaking sessions.
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/SEEDKTown/
The Free Space Gallery: http://freespaceproject.org/portfolio/seed/
For more info please contact: info@bessfrimodig.com


Montpelier Gardens


115 Brecknock Road, N19 5AH





The Fruitery

the fruiterySt Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3 4HY





Swiss Cottage Raised Beds

swiss cottage

Swiss Cottage Open Space, behind Winchester Road, NW3 3NR




Premier Inn Permaculture Beds

premier inn

Premier Inn car park, 215 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4RB




Royal Free Growing Space

royal free
 Heath Strange Garden, Rowland Hill Street, NW3 2PN





Bassett Street Community Garden
 0-4 Bassett Street, NW5 4PH





Castlehaven Community Park
 21 Castlehaven Road, NW1 8RU
There are weekly volunteer gardening sessions every Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. For more details, see Project Dirt. The gardening sessions are advertised on the events page.





Lismore Circus Community Woods
 Lismore Circus, NW5





Rochester Square Community Garden
 Rochester Square, NW1





Girdlestone Gardening Club
photo (1)
 Near Girdlestone Park (adjacent to the Community Centre)





Lismore Gardens
Lismore Circus Community Woods is a volunteer-run ‘urban hedgerow’ green space tucked into a corner of Lismore Circus in Gospel Oak NW5. It has been maintained and developed continuously by local resident volunteers since 2000 and is largely planted with traditional hedgerow plants and shrubs including dog rose, black thorn, hawthorn, common oak, as well as many wild flowers and other plants. Although particularly beautiful in early spring, the woods are a calm shady oasis all year round. The core group always welcomes new volunteers to join work parties, and also welcome donations of plants, tools and materials. They meet most Sunday afternoons (weather permitting); in summer months you can expect to find them on site at 3pm. Contact email@lccwoods.org for more information


Mortimer Terrace
Mortimer Terrace Nature reserve runs alongside the GO – Barking part of the Overground Line behind the houses on Gordon House Road. Open for volunteers to help out on workdays first Sunday of every month from about 11am.  Contact jeanne pendrill, jeannependrill@hotmail.co.uk,  for volunteer days .
King’s Cross Skip Garden
144 York Way, NW1 0AX (but watch out – it moves)


Calthorpe Community Project
258-274 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8LH


Camley Street Natural Park
12 Camley Street, N1C 4PW


Urban Growth
St Michael’s Church, Camden Road, NW1 9LQ
Elm Village Open Space, Barker Drive, NW1 0JW


Meadow Orchard Project
A community garden, orchard, wildlife meadow and eco-building.
Hornsey Health Centre, 151 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8JD
www.meadoworchard.org / meadoworchard@virginmedia.com / @MeadowOrchard


Sunnyside Community Centre
Hazelville Road, Archway, N19 3LX


Heath Hands offers a range of exciting volunteering opportunities to get involved at Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Kenwood Estate.


Camden Green Gym
TCV have two Green Gyms running in Camden as well as 3 independent Community Green Gyms, so there are  lots of opportunities to join in. For more details, see https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/green-gym-london/camden-green-gym
And a nice video: Farms, Hearts and Gardens

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