Abbey Gardens is a public space designed by Karen Guthrie &
Nina Pope of Somewhere.
Led by the Friends of Abbey Gardens, what was a neglected wasteland has been transformed into a unique open-access Harvest Garden where anyone can grow and harvest flowers, fruit and vegetables. The Gardens surround part of the ruin of a protected C12th Cistercian Abbey where monks ran a productive garden, the site also displays more recent C19th remains. If you would like to look round the garden just drop in any time and visit, the gates are open daily dawn to dusk. If you want to get more involved come to our Garden Club sessions.
During the summer months the Friends of Abbey Gardens meet 3 times a week for free gardening sessions run by our Garden Club Leader Hamish Liddle. They are fun and informative and you get to take home fresh food and flowers for free!
New gardeners are always welcome - come and get involved and help to create a new kind of garden in Newham. Sessions have now re-started for the 2013 season.