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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

The Golden Baggers

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

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

Activities

The London Metropolitan Brass will play on Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.45pm 

 Home made cakes & refreshments from the Baggers Cafe.

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 Sunday 9th June, 2019), Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Residents of the Golden Lane Estate have turned an old, unused nursery playground into the thriving Golden Baggers community food-growing space. The initiative began in 2010 with 20 one-tonne bags on the playground but, as its popularity grew, a further 20 bags were aded a year later. Early in 2016 the bags were replaced by boxes to create a more permanent and accessible solution. Today, there are 42 individual boxes for growing fruit, vegetables, salad crops and flowers. There is also a communal herb garden, soft fruit, potted apple trees, grapevine, a small wildlife area and a children's shed and digging box.

Chair of Golden Baggers: Sue Pearson
Visitor Information
Open

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

Activities

The London Metropolitan Brass will play on Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 3.45pm 

 Home made cakes & refreshments from the Baggers Cafe.

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 Sunday 9th June, 2019), Farringdon, Old Street

Cycle hire station

Roscoe Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street EC2Y 8BR
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Saturday: 10:00–16:00
Sunday: 12:00–16:00
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Lever Street Community Garden EC1V 3SW
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Sunday: 13:00–16:30
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Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden EC2V 7WS
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Sunday: 10:00–17:00
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The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers EC4M 7DD
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Drapers' Hall Garden EC2N 2DQ
1.1 km / 0.7 miles
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