In response to the Covid19 pandemic, we have worked with partner organisations (Islington Mind, Elfrida Society, Peabody, The Peoples Army) to provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in Islington, especially those who cannot access online activities and who have limited options for health and recreation. With additional funding from Macquarie bank, City Bridge Trust, Comic Relief, The National Lottery, and HM Government: We have delivered a range of supported activities, provided one to one support and advocacy, and offered hot meals to vulnerable people in an inclusive and caring setting that has made a difference to peoples lives.

 

Usually, We work with a number of partner groups, statutory service providers, and individuals to contribute to the lives of our members and people who require additional support. Our work is enabled by the support of a number of generous funders, with our multi-year supporters including the Cripplegate Foundation, the City Bridge Trust, Islington Council.   

 

Programme (please call first – activities limited/suspended due to covid restrictions)

We have the following regular activities programmed in, which you may be interested in:

Mondays –

Chi Kung 12-1pm

Percussion Group 2-4pm

Womens Art Group 3-6pm

Therapeutic Gardening 2-4pm

Tuesday

Open Volunteering 2-4pm

Choir 7-9pm (currently full)

Wednesday –

Healing Herbs 11-2pm (full)

Supported Gardening Session 2-4pm

Thursday –

Keep Fit Gardeners 11-1pm

Supported Gardening Session 2-4pm

Walking Group 2-6pm

Friday –   

Open Volunteering 11-1pm

Room to Heal 2-5pm

We also have regular sessions for local schools by arrangement.

We have a volunteering sessions the second Sunday of every month 11-2pm.

 

More information on our charity partners can be found here.

PROJECTS

We usually have various short term projects running at the garden, often in response to the initiative of our members and opportunities being made available by successful project fundraising. Examples include:

  • An inclusive choir rehearses at Culpeper on Tuesday evenings
  • A wide range of mindfulness (nature meditation activities) with Claire DeBoursac of Nature as Nurture supported by the Catalyst foundation.
  • Herb growing project supported by Doyle Carte
  • A walking group
  • Community events including an annual Strawberry Tea and End of Summer Party.