Newham Community Gardens 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.

  • Abbey Gardens , Bakers Row, Stratford, E15
  • First Avenue Urban Wilderness , First Avenue, Plaistow E13
  • Core Landscapes Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town, E16
  • Manor Park Village Community Garden , Station Road, Manor Park, E12
  • Gardening Thymes , Central Park Bowling Green, High Street South, East Ham, E6
  • Cody Dock Community Gardens , South Crescent, Canning Town, E16
  • Grow Together Be Together , Bonny Downs Community Association, Melbourne Road E6 2RU
  • Parkside Gardening Project , St. Luke's Community Centre, Canning Town, E16 1HN
  • Forest Gate Community Garden , 136 Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, E7.

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 website here
Follow Parkside Gardening Project on Facebook
For more information please contact Jane Scott or Jamie Smith on 07552 959 467 or email