About our Community Garden
You will find our community garden on
Russia Lane in Bethnal Green. We’ve transformed what was just a
patch of grass into a beautiful garden.
We have a very mixed group of members
reflecting the rich diversity of the area and
we’re super proud of how the garden brings together people from
different countries and backgrounds.
The local old people’s day centre has its
own bed as does the local primary school. Some of the kids won’t
have visited the countryside before our garden will be as close
as they get to nature in action!
There are raised beds for the members to
grow their own veg, fruit and flowers, and there are shared beds
full of herbs and strawberries.
We have a rich bio-diversity policy and there’s a pond with frogs, toads and fish. The whole space is beautifully landscaped, with a wide variety of plants and flowers all helping to attract birds, bees, butterflies and creepy crawlies.
We grow a lot of fruit and have a
well-established orchard in one corner of the garden.
There’s a big patch of grass in the middle and we usually manage a couple of community events here every year.
Approach gardens is located just 5 minutes from
Bethnal Green Tube station and 5 minues from Cambridge
Heath Overground station.