Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th June 
London Open Gardens 2024.  10 – 7 pm

We will be taking part in the London Open Gardens this year.  During the day we will have the London Metropolitan Brass band playing, there will be a tour of the garden and yard with Stephen our Lead Gardener, bag a bargain at our plant sale, take part in the Troy Town ceramics workshop, buy some fantastic ceramic gardenware, make a cyanotype postcard to send to a friend or join our Yoga workshop and wellbeing talk on the Sunday.  Refreshments will be available.

Advertisement for the London Open Gardens 2024 on the 8th and 9th June

The London Parks and Gardens charity, LPG, is delighted to announce the 118 secret or usually-closed gardens which will open their gates to ticketholders for one special fundraising weekend, 8-9th June 2024.

This London Open Gardens event marks 25 years of access to secret squares and gardens for all, raising funds to help protect these gorgeous ‘green lungs’ of London.

This much-loved event began with volunteers’ passion to open iconic but locked London Squares. It has since grown to embrace gardens across central London – from the exquisite roof spaces of city banks to historic institutions, community allotments and even the Prime Minister’s own Downing St Garden in previous years. The weekend also now includes a range of walks, cycle tours and activities in gardens for all ages.

Nine exciting new gardens join us this year for the first time or after a long break. We are delighted to welcome back The Charterhouse Courtyard Gardens on the edge of the city, showcasing seven beautiful acres of garden space including the Charterhouse Square and six courtyard gardens within the Tudor walls.

In Central London, the serene Barkston Gardens joins a suite of stunning squares uniquely un-locked for our event including Hyde Park Square and neighbouring Gloucester Square. Gloucester Square boasts an impressive new playground covering 1.6 acres which will be accessible throughout the weekend (Tickets are free for under 12s).

Roof gardens are a favourite for many and this year we’re spoilt with 8 iconic high spaces showcasing our green capital from above.

New community gardens opening in 2024 include the Spurgeon Estate Garden in Lambeth, Quill Street Allotments in Gillespie Park and Highbury Quadrant, a beautiful hidden child friendly woodland area in the city. This year we also welcome Hackney’s Community Garden of the Hoxton Trust, established in 1983.

Saturday May 18th, 2024
40th Anniversary

a poster advertising the 40 years of the Hoxton Trust Party on the 18th May 2024

We are 40 years old!   

Join us to celebrate on Saturday 18th May in the Hoxton community garden.  Music from the East London Community Band,  Food from Rogers BBQ,  A fab circus show from Brainfools, Mad Hat making by the Bop Hub ( a revisit to the Mad Hatters Tea Party in the community garden in the mid-eighties) A wonderful puppet show and workshop from the amazing Puppet Folk and a raffle to top it all off.  Hope to see you there Hoxton!

Image of the Hoxton Community Garden under construction in the 1980s

The Hoxton Community Garden under construction in the 1980s

Thursday, 22nd June 2023

windrush 75

Come and Celebrate Windrush 75 in Hoxton. Follow the story and backstory of the windrush generation within the garden, and through the music of the amazing eclectic Grand Union Orchestra.  Have a dance and enjoy some authentic Caribbean Food in the beautiful setting of Hoxton Community Garden this midsummer.

‘Hoxton Celebrates Windrush 75’ is funded by Hackney Council’s Windrush Microgrant Scheme.

1st Nov 2022 – Sept 2023

at Hoxton Trust Community Garden
156 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH

Our Food Garden is an exciting new health and wellbeing project run by The Hoxton Trust, for and with the local community. Together we are going to create an Organic Gardening Club where people grow their own food, learn about organic gardening and composting and meet new people along the way. Our Food Garden will help local people improve their mental health and wellbeing so together, we can build a better, stronger Hoxton and Shoreditch. ….to read more

Week of April 4

at Hoxton Trust Community Garden
156 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH

Craving fresh air, blooming gardens and sunshine? Come along for a free programme of workshops with Phoebe Hudson and Mattie O’Callaghan in the Community Garden celebrating the start of Spring. Get involved in weaving textiles and repainting the stage floor! Phoebe will be creating a live installation hung between trees for you to enjoy on your lunch break or walk. On Thursday 7 April 14:00-16:00, we will be having a celebration for all with refreshments and an open mic if you like to sing, play or dance or just come for a listen!

There will be workshops running throughout the day so pop in anytime and there will always be something to get involved with no matter your experience.

May to September

at Hoxton Trust Community Garden
156 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH

Thanks to funding from National Lottery, we will be opening the garden to the general public every weekend from May to September. Various events and activities will be organised with the aim of bringing the community back together post-pandemic and providing fun and games for those who can’t afford to get away on holiday. These include:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Face painting
  • Live music with musicians from Hoxton Hall
  • Performances from The Grand Union Orchestra
  • International Food Festival
  • July 7-10, performances of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the East London Shakespeare Festival

To be rearranged

at The Yard behind
156 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH

We are creating a seasonal moving garden from a recycled supermarket cage trolley. The trolley will be filled with containers of various sizes containing our home made compost. Out of these we’ll grow a melange of flowers and climbers, food and foliage. This will create a living mobile plant/art installation for Hoxton Street.

This is totally free and promises to be a fun and fruitful experience for both those who create and those who just enjoy. If you would like to get involved in this creative endeavour please contact Stephen.

Alternatively, just drop by the garden on the days Stephen works – Monday and Tuesday – and talk to him directly.