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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Approach Gardens

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Plants for sale. Refreshments.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Russia Lane
Nearest postcode: E2 9LU

Buses

8, D6 309 D3 106 254

Stations

Bethnal Green underground, Cambridge Heath Overground

Cycle hire station

York Hall (Map)

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Frequently described as an oasis, Approach Gardens brings together many diverse local groups. This park-like Community Garden was rescued from an unloved and unused space by a resident-led committee a few years ago. They raised money and today have a thriving community food garden with  40 raised beds that are cherished by families from the estate, the local school and a day-care centre. 

The small, shared fruit orchard is abundant, and there is an award-winning wildlife area with a small pond (and  frogs and toads), native hedgerow, a 'bug hotel',  a wildflower meadow and lots of ivy for the bees!

chair: Margaret Wilson
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Plants for sale. Refreshments.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Russia Lane
Nearest postcode: E2 9LU

Buses

8, D6 309 D3 106 254

Stations

Bethnal Green underground, Cambridge Heath Overground

Cycle hire station

York Hall (Map)

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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