Culpeper Community Garden is a beautiful public open space in the heart of Islington, London, which serves both as a city park and as an environmental community project. Managed by and for local people, it is a unique project where people from all walks of life come together to appreciate and enhance their environment.
Surrounded by roads and a busy shopping area, Culpeper is often described as 'an oasis'. Children and adults alike love to explore the pathways, ponds and wealth of plants. It's a perfect place for a picnic or simply for relaxing.
Our new Dry Garden
Come and see our new drought resistant garden - a new garden for our changing climate!
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A communal effort
The organic garden comprises a lawn, ponds, rose pergolas, ornamental beds, vegetable plots, seating and a wildlife area. It contains 50 plots including 2 raised beds for disabled gardeners: these small gardens are for community groups, children, and for people living nearby who do not have gardens. Tending the garden is a communal effort by garden members and volunteers.
Culpeper has won many awards over the years, including 'best display in a public space in London', awarded by the London Gardens Society, 1999, 2000 and 2002, and 'Best Communal Garden in London', awarded by London in Bloom, 2003.