There's a LOT happening at Abbey Gardens in the next few weeks and also some ways you can help us to raise the important funds we need to keep the garden running.
We will be taking part in the Art Moves exhibition on September 20th-21st; celebrating Urban Food Fortnight with a charity dinner on September 24th and of course there is PUMPKINFEST, our Annual Harvest Festival on September 27th, which is a free event in the garden from 1-4pm.
September 20th/21st, 10am-6pm Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Abbey Gardensâ€™ Honesty Stall will be part of the Art Moves exhibition on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September (10am -6pm) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Mandeville Place. The exhibition will showcase the very best of mobile architecture and design as part of Open House London weekend. Vicki will be with the stall during the event but any volunteers would be most welcome! If possible email Vicki at admin 'at' abbeygardens.org
Urban Food Fortnight, Abbey Gardens fundraising dinner
September 24th, 7pm EastTwenty Cafe
To celebrate Urban Food Fortnight, EastTwenty ( the cafÃ© of the arcelormittalorbit tower) are planning a special fundraising dinner for Abbey Gardens on Wednesday 24th September at 7pm. Working with Abbey Gardens they we will be serving visitors a special menu of fresh, seasonal produce â€“ that has been grown and made within London and some at Abbey Gardens (as far as possible!)
Tickets are priced at Â£25 and include two courses and a botanical cocktail (with wonderful Abbey Garden herbs). The event will be at EastTwenty Hospitality Suite. A donation from the ticket price will be made to Abbey Gardens with an additional commission if Abbey Gardens sell the tickets!
There will also be a prize draw on the night, where you can win numerous great prizes!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW â€“ CALL 0333 800 8099 TO BOOK!
September 27th, 1-4pm Abbey Gardens
This yearâ€™s Harvest Festival at Abbey Gardens is PUMPKINFEST â€“ a free, fun-filled event celebrating all things pumpkin!
Firstly, we are hoping that many of you will take part in one of
the two competitions:
1. Pumpkin-squash-gourd competition â€“ bring your best looking or most interesting pumpkin, squash, gourd or marrow for display and it might win a prize! All produce will be returned after the event.
2. Creativity with vegetables â€“ create something unique with your vegetables â€“ entries can include carved pumpkins, decorated pumpkins, vegetable sculptures â€“ anything!
Our competition prizes have been kindly donated by Foyles and Sawmills Cafe.
Other activities include:
*Enjoy delicious food from the chefs at Vegan Peasant
*Listen to music from the Regent Community Band
*Take part in childrenâ€™s activities, including harvest crafts, facepainting and a pumpkin story tent
*Have your photo taken as a PUMPKINHEAD
*Enter this yearâ€™s vegetable quiz in order to win an Abbey Gardens prize
*Learn the history of pumpkin carving
And of course there will be our honesty stall and the popular tea and cake stall. In particular, this year we have been working really hard on some original Abbey Gardens produce â€“ there will be homemade tea, chutneys and over 100 jars of Abbey Gardens original gherkins â€“ all available for donations to the garden!