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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

The Golden Baggers

The Golden Baggers
(Photo: David Lowe)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:00

Activities

Tea, coffee and cakes.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

In the middle of the Golden Lane Estate, adjoining the Ralph Perring Centre, between Basterfield House and Hatfield House.
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 0ST

Buses

4, 55, 56, 153, 243

Stations

Barbican (no service 9-10/06/18), Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Golden Baggers is a community food-growing space created by the residents of Golden Lane Estate. Started in 2010 with 20 one-tonne bags on the unused former nursery playground, its popularity quickly grew and a further 20 bags were added in 2011.

In early 2016 the bags were replaced by boxes to provide a more permanent, accessible solution and comprises 42 individual boxes, for the growing of fruit, vegetables, salad crops and flowers. A communal herb garden, soft fruit, apple trees in pots and a grapevine add to the range of produce grown. There is a small wildlife area and children have their own shed and digging box.

Chair of Golden Baggers: Sue Pearson
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:00

Activities

Tea, coffee and cakes.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

In the middle of the Golden Lane Estate, adjoining the Ralph Perring Centre, between Basterfield House and Hatfield House.
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 0ST

Buses

4, 55, 56, 153, 243

Stations

Barbican (no service 9-10/06/18), Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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