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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

The Olden Community Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Tea, coffee and cake in the Garden House.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Whistler Street, opposite No 22
Nearest postcode: N5 1NH

Buses

17, 43, 153, 263, 271, 393, 4, 19

Stations

Drayton Park, Arsenal

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Part of the garden is on a former railway embankment. Disabled access to level formal garden, toilets and Garden House. Rest of the garden only accessible by steps with uneven surfaces

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Olden Community Garden is a haven for wildlife, an oasis of quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of Highbury and Islington and a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. The garden, which is run by volunteers, covers more than two acres of open space off Whistler Street and Drayton Park, on a former railway embankment. It is located within a five-minute walk of the Emirates Stadium, has a disabled toilet and a small Garden House. There is also a fully accessible formal garden, a woodland, orchard, wildflower meadow and vegetable growing spaces.

Gardener: Andrew Smith, Laura Arison
Capital Growth garden: 58
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Tea, coffee and cake in the Garden House.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Whistler Street, opposite No 22
Nearest postcode: N5 1NH

Buses

17, 43, 153, 263, 271, 393, 4, 19

Stations

Drayton Park, Arsenal

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Part of the garden is on a former railway embankment. Disabled access to level formal garden, toilets and Garden House. Rest of the garden only accessible by steps with uneven surfaces

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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