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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Gloucester Square Residents' Gardens

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 11:30–17:00

Activities

Food, refreshments, plant sale and garden-related crafts by artists and designers.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Cester Street, off Whiston Road
Nearest postcode: E2 8RS

Buses

394, 236

Stations

Haggerston, Hoxton, Cambridge Heath

Cycle hire station

Belford House (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Level access but some uneven surfaces.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Toilet available in Haggerston Park.

The Garden

This award-winning community garden lies within a peaceful tree-lined residential square between Haggerston Park and Regent’s Canal, onto which it opens. Gloucester Square was built in 1987 as affordable housing on a former industrial site. After years of neglect, residents decided to rejuvenate the flowerbeds in 2009. The gardens have different themes and styles to reflect residents’ interests in gardening aesthetics. There is a small woodland garden, a central planted landscaped sanctuary and two flowerbeds where plants, herbs and vegetables are seamlessly planted within borders. The community garden received the Gold award for Best Community Project in Hackney in Bloom (2013) and the Bronze award for Best Community Garden (2014) from the East London Gardening Society.

Voluntary Head Gardener: Hamzah-Adam Desai
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 11:30–17:00

Activities

Food, refreshments, plant sale and garden-related crafts by artists and designers.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Cester Street, off Whiston Road
Nearest postcode: E2 8RS

Buses

394, 236

Stations

Haggerston, Hoxton, Cambridge Heath

Cycle hire station

Belford House (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Level access but some uneven surfaces.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Toilet available in Haggerston Park.

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