A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Open Day & Plant Sale

Our April open day takes place on Sunday 24 April 2022. It will feature our big spring/summer season plant sale, with seedlings and plug plants strong and ready to get in the ground, and composts to help with your home growing.

The day will also include our usual refreshments, seasonal lunch, a farm stall stocked with fresh and preserved goods, workshops and information and a site tour. More details below. All welcome.

And if you can’t make it to the open day, don’t forget we’re also taking online orders for our Plant Boxes, with the option of home delivery or collecting from us.


Open Day Sunday 24 April

Site open 12-4pm. We’ll be inviting visitors to make a suggested donation of a few ££ when they come to help cover the costs of running the open days. Although we can take card payments we much prefer cash if you can bring it.

Farm stall (stocked with compost, seasonal produce and preserved goods) and refreshments available all day, lunch served 12-2pm.

Plant stall with salad plugs and seedlings of our regular favourites – tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, kale, peppers, chard, sweetcorn, beans… Fruit and herbs and plenty of advice too.

Half Price Bag-Your-Own Compost: To help kick start your growing season, we will be selling Soil Association approved Green Waste Compost at Half Price. £3 for 40 Litre sack, provided you fill your own sacks! Help will be on hand for this task. If you can’t bring your own bags we can supply them for 50p each.

12.30- 2pm Family Activity: Plant up and take home a Miniature Food Garden! With expert advice and help on hand, choose a winning combination of veg, herbs and companion flowers; choose a super-size plant pot and plant up your mobile garden to keep you fed into the summer. Price: £10 – £20, depending on number of plants and size of pot. Please bring cash  for this child-led activity.

2pm Planting and aftercare: walking workshop and surgery at the plant stall – get advice and learn how to get your sweetcorn, squash and other seedlings planted and established well to ensure a good harvest

3pm Site tour – a guided walk around Hawkwood at this beautiful time of year.

Directions to Hawkwood Nursery including bus, rail and river-cycle routes and the way through the woods are here. Parking is available at the site but space is limited so please come by other means if possible.


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