Local residents grow their own vegetables, fruit and flowers in this hidden organic garden. They can also participate in a year-round programme of workshops and events or just relax in a peaceful environment. Visitors can enjoy the ornamental flower borders around the lawn, wander through the mini-plots that are rented out to local people, or watch the pondlife and the many birds that visit the garden. The site includes a small area of woodland – most unusual in this part of Islington – as well as espalier and fantrained fruit trees. All planting has been planned to encourage biodiversity and attract beneficial insects. The garden runs on sustainable principles: using recycled materials where possible, composting all garden waste and collecting rainwater.