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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Approach Gardens

Approach Gardens
(Photo: Candy Blackham)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Plants for sale. Refreshments. Cold drinks and cakes.

Midday Sunday: Planting demonstration, talk and book-signing by You Tube gardening sensation Huw Richards, author of Veg in One Bed.

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

Award-winning Approach Gardens is a thriving community food garden which brings together local and diverse groups. A resident-led committee raised funds to rescue the site and the garden now boasts 40 raised beds which are cherished by local families, schoolchildren and a daycare centre. There is a small, shared fruit orchard and a wildlife area and pond (with frogs and toads), a native hedgerow, bug hotel, wildflower meadow and ivy for the bees. The garden won Silver in the 2018 London in Bloom Awards (Thriving garden category) and the Best Community Garden and Best Wildlife (Group category) in the Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards 2018 before being crowned the Overall Group Winner.

chair: Margaret Wilson
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Plants for sale. Refreshments. Cold drinks and cakes.

Midday Sunday: Planting demonstration, talk and book-signing by You Tube gardening sensation Huw Richards, author of Veg in One Bed.

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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