Londonist Takes a Walk on the Wilder Side
Where is it? Tucked away behind Balls Pond Road, N1 within walking distance of Essex Road, Canonbury, Newington Green and Dalston - Mildmay Ward - if you can find it.
Why has it tickled our fancy? We got a leaflet through the door about it, inviting us to come and see. It really is a hidden oasis with mightily impressive vegetable plots tended by local residents as well as beautiful floral planting, open green space, trees, a pond (that could do with a bit of prettifying), greenhouse and community building with a clever eco-roof. It's open to the public on Saturday afternoons and Wednesdays but you can also volunteer to help with work days or participate in garden workshops.
Nature notes: All vegetable life is here. Gardening on organic and sustainable principles clearly agrees with the courgettes and broccoli especially. Lovely big sunflowers and stunning flowerbeds to admire whilst taking the weight off on the lawn. We took some photos for you.
Please leave a comment if you know a shady spot to share with us. Here's where we've been previously on Nature-ist.