Open Garden Squares Weekend: East London's Secret Gardens

News at EastHaus | 06/06/2018


This weekend, over 200 green spaces in London, many of which are normally closed for the public, will open their gates for every to enjoy. From community gardens to rooftop allotments, kitchen gardens and even a vicarage; we've put together our pick of East London's secret gardens, which will all be open this weekend for you to enjoy. 


Photo Credit: Candy Blackman/London Gardens Trust

Winterton House Organic Garden

Open: Sunday 10:00–17:00

Guided tours; mammoth cut-price plant sale. Refreshments include homemade cakes and food. Music from popular top East London folk group The Mudlarks.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): Deancross St. - just off the Commercial Road.

Nearest postcode: E1 2QR


Photo Credit: Candy Blackman/London Gardens Trust

Cable Street Community Gardens

Open: Sunday 10:30–16:00

Guided garden walks. Light refreshments. Homemade produce. Craft stalls. Children’s activities. Live music.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): Hardinge Street

Nearest postcode: E1 0EL


Photo Credit: Candy Blackman/London Gardens Trust

Approach Gardens

Open: Sunday 12:00–16:00

Plants for sale. Refreshments.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): Russia Lane

Nearest postcode: E2 9LU


Photo Credit: Diana Jarvis/London Gardens Trust

Fasett Square, E8

Open: Sunday 10:00–17:00

Refreshments: Home bakes, hot and cold drinks

Tours will be available from 10am 'til 1pm

Entrance (Sells Tickets): North end of square

Nearest postcode: E8 1DQ


Photo Credit: Candy Blackham/London Gardens Trust

Gloucester Square Residents' Gardens

Open: Saturday 10:00–17:00, Sunday 11:30–17:00

Food, refreshments, plant sale and garden-related crafts by artists and designers.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): Cester Street, off Whiston Road

Nearest postcode: E2 8RS


Photo Credit: Open Squares

The Growing Kitchen

Open: Sunday 10:00–17:00 Refreshments, peppermint tea and homemade cakes for sale. Informal guided tours available. A variety of seating plus picnic table. Entrance (Sells Tickets): Napier Grove Nearest postcode:N1 7HU


Photo Credit: St Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice Garden

Open: Saturday 10:00–17:00, Sunday 10:00–17:00

Cream teas. Fundraising stall, entertainments on Saturday afternoon.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): Mare Street, north of Victoria Park Road

Nearest postcode: E8 4SA


Photo Credit: Paul Burnage/London Gardens Trust

Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens

Open: Sunday 10:00–16:00

On arrival each group will be greeted by Paul who will give a short introduction to the garden.

Entrance:The River Building, Cousin Lane

Nearest postcode: EC4R 3TE

NB: Access to this garden is via prebooking only with groups of 20 people admitted every 20 minutes starting at 10:00. Last admission at 15:20. The length of your stay in the garden is not restricted.


Photo Credit: Diana Jarvis/London Gardens Trust

Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School

Open: Saturday 12:00–16:00

Plants and home-made cakes for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets): St James' Passage, off Duke's Place

Nearest postcode: EC3A 5DE


Photo Credit: Diana Jarvis/London Gardens Trust

Nomura International PLC

Open:Saturday 10:00–17:00, Sunday 10:00–17:00

Poet in residence: Elaine Baker Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00 (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets): 1 Angel Lane

Nearest postcode: EC4R 3AB

For further information on all the gardens across London visit the Open Garden Squares Website