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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Barnsbury Wood

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Stroll round the woodland and enjoy the hidden nature of this special site.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Crescent Street, off Huntingdon Street
Nearest postcode: N1 1BW

Buses

17, 91, 153, 259, 274

Stations

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Caledonian Road

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Rough, unsurfaced and narrow paths around the wood. Can be muddy after heavy rain. However there are no slopes or steps.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Barnsbury Wood is London's smallest Local Nature Reserve. This delightful hidden woodland was originally the garden of a house built in the 1840s. It eventually became abandoned to nature and is now home to a wealth of wildlife. The wood is owned and managed by Islington council.

Due to its small and vulnerable nature, the wood is only open to the public on Tuesday afternoons (and on Saturday afternoons in summer). However, at other times the site is used by school groups for environmental education sessions.

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Stroll round the woodland and enjoy the hidden nature of this special site.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Crescent Street, off Huntingdon Street
Nearest postcode: N1 1BW

Buses

17, 91, 153, 259, 274

Stations

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Caledonian Road

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Rough, unsurfaced and narrow paths around the wood. Can be muddy after heavy rain. However there are no slopes or steps.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Culpeper Community Garden N1 0FJ
0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
This award-winning hidden paradise of 46 plots and communal lawns, herb and wildlife gardens was established in 1982 and is managed and maintained by local people. Garden tours and homemade refreshments.

Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary N1 2UN
0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Small garden installed in 2012 as a space for bees and still unknown to most of Islington. Guides will provide information about bees. Opportunity to visit Compton Terrace Gardens. Refreshments.

Alara Permaculture Forest Garden N1C 4PF
1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Saturday: 10:00–16:00
Sunday: 10:00–16:00
Gardens by King's Cross transformed from unused land on an industrial estate into a demonstration permaculture forest garden. There are 160 fruit trees, including blue bean, pomegranate, medlar and apricot. Bees, ponds, peace and productivity.

Arvon Road Allotment Group N5 1PR
1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Sunday: 11:00–17:00
Terraced allotment site started in the late 1970s with strong community links. Refreshments.

The Olden Community Garden N5 1NH
1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Sunday: 11:00–17:00
Community garden located on a former railway embankment. Features include herbaceous borders, an acre of woodland, an orchard,a wildflower meadow, fruit and veg. growing, water harvesting. Tea, coffee and cake.