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Regular Events

The garden is open for visitors everyday from dawn to dusk. The Friends of Abbey Gardens meet three times a week and anyone interested in joining the team is very welcome to come along. These sessions have now restarted for the 2012 season, come and get involved and help to create a new kind of garden in Newham.

Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesdays 13.00 - 15.00
Thursdays 16.00 - 19.00

Winter Celebration 2013

Saturday 7th December 2013, 16:30 – 18:00

The Abbey Gardens Frost Fair
Saturday 7 December 4pm-6pm
A FREE event for all ages

Harvest Festival 2013

Saturday 28th September 2013, 14:00 – 17:00

NGS Garden open for charity

Saturday 7th September 2013, 10:00 – 17:00

Abbey Gardens Vintage Summer Party

Saturday 8th June 2013, 14:00 – 17:00

Join us for some vintage Summer fun

Winter Chill 2012

Saturday 24th November 2012, 16:00 – 18:00

Harvest Festival 2012

Saturday 22nd September 2012, 14:00 – 17:00

It's our fruit and flowers anniversary (4 years!) come and celebrate all the hard work with activities led by our very own gardeners:

NGS open day for charity

Saturday 8th September 2012, 10:00 – 17:00

We're proud to be opening the garden for the first time for the NGS scheme. There will be a £2.00 entry charge for charity on the day. You can read more about the NGS and our entry here.

Not the opening Ceremony

Friday 27th July 2012, 19:30 – 23:00

The Floating Cinema and Friends of Abbey Gardens invite you to join us for an alternative East End celebration and social outdoor film night at the most glamorous community garden in East London - yes Abbey Gardens.

Open Garden Squares

Sunday 10th June 2012, 10:00 – 17:00

Summer Fair 2012

Saturday 9th June 2012, 14:00 – 17:00

We will be holding the Summer Fair in the afternoon but the garden is also open 10 am to 5pm as part of the Open Garden Squares weekend.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Sunday 3rd June 2012, 14:00 – 17:00

Spring Fair 2012

Saturday 14th April 2012, 14:00 – 17:00

Discover nature in your neighbourhood at our FREE event for all ages ...

Winter Chill 2011

Saturday 26th November 2011, 16:30 – 18:00

Harvest Festival 2011

Saturday 17th September 2011, 13:00 – 16:00

It's that time of year again and the Harvest Festival is looming!

This FREE EVENT is organised by the Friends of Abbey Gardens and will be taking place on Saturday 17 September 1pm - 4pm  
Abbey Gardens, Bakers Row, London E15 3NF

Open Garden Squares Weekend & Summer Fair 2011

Saturday 11th June 2011, 10:00 – Sunday, 12th 17:00

Summer Fair FREE ENTRY Saturday 11 June 1pm - 4pm

A summer celebration for all ages: Find out about the garden’s history, cooking and produce, live jazz, garden tours and gardening tips, tea and cakes, activities for kids & creative writing workshops.

Spring event at Abbey Gardens

Saturday 16th April 2011, 14:00 – 16:00

Come celebrate spring with the Friends of Abbey Gardens.  

Winter Celebration

Saturday 27th November 2010, 14:30 – 08:15

The Friends of Abbey Gardens are hosting this seasonal event see their Blog for full details...

Harvest Festival 2010

Saturday 11th September 2010, 12:00 – 16:00

Come and enjoy this years Harvest Festival at the garden - anyone who came last year can tell you what a great day out it was!

Open Garden Squares Weekend

Saturday 12th June 2010, 10:00 – Sunday, 13th 17:00

Abbey Gardens took part in Open Garden Squares Weekend, a London-wide event on 12 and 13 June, we were open 10 - 5 both days. Visit for more information.

Wildflower Seed Sowing - part of Plant for Life

Saturday 20th March 2010, 12:00 – 16:00

This event is going to be run by The Friends of Abbey Gardens to launch the 2010 growing season

Fruit Tree Planting Rescheduled

Saturday 6th February 2010, 10:30 – 15:30

Now that the weather is improving we invite you to join us to plant our 80 metre long wall with new fruit trees and bushes - a mix of soft fruit, plums, pears and apples that will be wall-trained over the coming years.

Light refreshments will be available, you may want to bring a packed lunch. All tools, instruction and materials are provided.

Fruit Tree Trench & Mulled Wine

Saturday 5th December 2009, 10:00 – 19:00

A spot of digging in the morning and a glass of mulled wine in the evening!

Seed Swap, Soup & Social

Saturday 10th October 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

Meeting other gardeners, eating soup and hearing about the history of the site

What Will the Harvest Festival Be?

Saturday 12th September 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

Picking, cooking and eating straight from the Garden with Sam Clark of Moro cooking!


Saturday 22nd August 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

Flower-arranging expert Margot Cooper guided us through how to select, pick and arrange a hand-tied bunch of flowers fresh from Abbey Gardens.

The Big Lunch

Sunday 19th July 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

A communal shared lunch held at the Garden as part of this nationwide project


Saturday 27th June 2009, 12:00 – Sunday, 28th 16:00

A hands-on session to plant up the remaining raised beds

Sow Your Own

Saturday 20th June 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

Sowing 1000 square metres of seeds was easier than you'd think!

Build Your Own

Saturday 13th June 2009, 12:00 – 16:00

A game team of locals and their tools helped us build the timber raised beds

Urban Seed Day II

Saturday 27th September 2008, 10:00 – 12:00

Gathering wild flower seeds to sow in 2009

Urban Seed Day I

Saturday 16th August 2008, 15:00 – 17:30

Event with expert botanist Roy Vickery

What Will The Harvest Be? Walk

Saturday 12th July 2008, 15:00 – 20:30

A walk to visit our Newham allotment neighbours