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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Cranbrook Community Food Garden
(Photo: Fran Jones)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–15:00
Sunday 10:00–15:00

Activities

Plants, seeds and garden products for sale, and preserves. Refreshments.

Entrance

The Avenue, Cranbrook Estate Roman Road - opposite Usk Street
Nearest postcode: E2 0RD

Buses

8, D6

Station

Bethnal Green

Cycle hire station

Globe Town Market (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair access to over three-quarters of the garden, although the ground is uneven.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Cranbrook Community Food Garden was designed and built in 2009 by residents of the estate and surrounding area. It consists of 21 raised beds, a shed, greenhouse, composting facilities and a patio area with seating and a living roof. The garden has received many awards and most recently was named an ‘Outstanding’ garden in 'London in Bloom' in 2016 and 2017.

The residents are proud to be nestled within the iconic modernist Cranbrook Estate, designed by Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin, completed in the 1960s, and home to Elizabeth Frink's sculpture The Blind Beggar and his Dog.

Chair: Lizzy Mace
Capital Growth garden: 68
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–15:00
Sunday 10:00–15:00

Activities

Plants, seeds and garden products for sale, and preserves. Refreshments.

Entrance

The Avenue, Cranbrook Estate Roman Road - opposite Usk Street
Nearest postcode: E2 0RD

Buses

8, D6

Station

Bethnal Green

Cycle hire station

Globe Town Market (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair access to over three-quarters of the garden, although the ground is uneven.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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