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If you would like to hold an event in one of the parks, please complete and return the park booking form.
For more information about holding an event in any of the parks in Newham please contact 0300 124 0123 or email

Food growing projects all over Newham are getting people outdoors, getting their hands dirty and giving them a taste for fresh local food. From "have a go" activities and community food growing projects to school gardens and allotments, there is a whole range of ways you can join a network of people growing their own food.
Why not go along to a gardening session at your local community garden and share some skills? Do you have a great recipe for tomato soup? There will be a garden which has a bumper crop just waiting to find a tasty way to use them!
Many groups meet all year round and there is always plenty to do - whatever the weather.

Find an allotment

Our allotments are very popular and there is a long waiting list for plots, but if you would like to join the waiting list please complete our ONLINE FORM
We also offer a range of community garden projects where you can get involved. For more information please visit the community garden network (see below).
Renew my allotment

All existing tenants renew their allotment tenancy between 1st October and 15th November each year. Your tenancy renewal pack gives you all the information you need on how and when to pay your annual allotment fees. You must pay the fees by the date required or your plot may be offered to someone else on the waiting list.
New allotment tenants should follow the instructions in your tenancy pack for further details on how and when to pay.
For more information about allotments please email or call 0300 124 0123

Community Garden Network

Community gardens offer the perfect opportunity for you to keep active and meet new people while enjoying the rewards of growing your own fruit and vegetables. There is a range of community garden projects running across Newham, and more are being developed all the time.

• Find your local community garden from the list below to see how you can join in.

To find out more about community gardening in London visit  Capital Growth

If you would like to set up a community garden in Newham we are here to help.
For more information on Newham’s community gardens email or call 0300 124 0123


Abbey Gardens Garden Club

Abbey Gardens is a thriving community garden in West Ham surrounding part of the ruins of a 12th century abbey. The garden hosts free gardening sessions for people who want to learn how to grow and harvest organic vegetables, fruit and flowers.

Open to everyone, the supervised sessions run from 1st March to 31st October

Tuesdays: 1pm-3pm
Thursdays: 4pm-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-4pm.
Come along and get your hands dirty. No need to book, just turn up.

Gardening Thymes

Gardening Thymes is a free and friendly gardening group based in Central Park. Their Get Growing club meets every Friday from 11am - 1pm, and on the first Sunday of every month from 1pm - 4pm in Central Park Bowling Green. As well as growing produce they also organise craft sessions and foraging trips, and other community events and activities.
All ages are welcome but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. As well as working on the community garden, activities include walks, talks about food and herb growing, and plant and seed swaps.

For more information please email or call 0300 124 0123
Follow Gardening Thymes on
Facebook here.

Forest Gate Community Garden
Forest Gate Community Garden is a green space in the heart of Forest Gate, where people from all walks of life and cultures can meet, relax, garden and learn about nature and wildlife.

• Come and join us on Saturdays from 10.00am-1.00pm.

•  Visit the Forest Gate Community Garden website here.

Parkside Gardening Project
St. Luke's Community Centre, Canning Town, E16 1HN. Parkside Gardening Project provides uses gardening and food growing to help promote good physical and mental wellbeing of adults with mental health needs. Session Timings: Stratford Park, E15 every Wednesday 10am - 3pm ; St. Luke's Community Centre, E16 every other Thursday 10am - 3pm ; Leyes Road Allotments, E16 every other Thursday 10am - 3pm.
• Visit the Parkside Gardening Project's websit here.
• Follow Parkside Gardening Project on Facebook.
• For more information please contact Jane Scott or Jamie Smith on 07552 959 467 or email 

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