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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Winterton House Organic Garden

Winterton House Organic Garden
(Photo: Candy Blackham)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Guided tours; mammoth cut-price plant sale. Refreshments include homemade cakes and food. Music from popular top East London folk group The Mudlarks.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Deancross St. - just off the Commercial Road.
Nearest postcode: E1 2QR

Buses

15, 100, 115, 135, 339, D9

Stations

Shadwell, Whitechapel

Cycle hire station

Watney Market (Map)

Access

The allotment area has a step entrance.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

RHS Gold Award Garden! Over several years local residents Melvyn and Ken have created a prize-winning horticultural oasis from a rubbish dump.

Instead of putting their feet up, they fashioned a varied garden with a pergola, gravel planting, climbers and roses, mixed herbaceous border and a pond. The rare-breed chickens and ducks eat juicy snails from the garden, and a small allotment area enables residents to grow fruit and vegetables.

Are you wondering what to do in retirement? Come and be inspired by these imaginative gentlemen creating a haven for the residents of Winterton House and the local community.

Gardeners: Melvyn Smith / Ken Davis
Capital Growth garden: 553
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Guided tours; mammoth cut-price plant sale. Refreshments include homemade cakes and food. Music from popular top East London folk group The Mudlarks.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Deancross St. - just off the Commercial Road.
Nearest postcode: E1 2QR

Buses

15, 100, 115, 135, 339, D9

Stations

Shadwell, Whitechapel

Cycle hire station

Watney Market (Map)

Access

The allotment area has a step entrance.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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