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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

The Golden Baggers

The Golden Baggers
(Photo: Anna Barclay)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:00

Activities

The London Metropolitan Brass will play on Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.45pm 

 Home made cakes & refreshments from the Baggers Cafe.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

In the middle of the Golden Lane Estate, adjoining the Ralph Perring Centre, between Basterfield House and Hatfield House.
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 0ST

Buses

4, 55, 56, 153, 243

Stations

Barbican, Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Residents of the Golden Lane Estate turned an old, disused nursery playground into the thriving Golden Baggers community food-growing space. The initiative began in 2010 with 20 one-tonne builders' bags on the playground but, as it became more popular, a further 20 bags were added a year later. The bags were replaced by solid wooden boxes in 2016 to create a more permanent and accessible solution. Now, there are 42 individual boxes for growing fruit, vegetables, salad crops and flowers. There is also a communal herb garden, soft fruit, potted apple trees, grapevine, a small wildlife area and a children's shed and digging box.

acting treasurer: Sue Pearson
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:00

Activities

The London Metropolitan Brass will play on Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.45pm 

 Home made cakes & refreshments from the Baggers Cafe.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

In the middle of the Golden Lane Estate, adjoining the Ralph Perring Centre, between Basterfield House and Hatfield House.
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 0ST

Buses

4, 55, 56, 153, 243

Stations

Barbican, Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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