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

Find Us

Email and telephone number

  • Email for general enquiries:  info@organiclea.org.uk
  • Hawkwood Plant Nursery: 020 8524 4994
    (general enquiries, volunteer opportunities, box scheme, training courses, plant sales)
  • Hornbeam Centre: 020 8558 6880
    (market stall, support for community food growing projects)
  • Box Scheme enquiries: email us on box@organiclea.org.uk or call us on 020 8524 4994 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Getting to Hawkwood Plant Nursery
Growing site for Organiclea
Address: 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH (map below)

The plant nursery is at the very top of Hawkwood Crescent with large iron gates leading in. Hawkwood Crescent is off Sewardstone Road (A112). Find out more about Hawkwood.

Taking buses, trains and bicycles to Hawkwood

From Chingford Train Station: From outside the station take bus 379, every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes on a Sunday). Get off at Yardley Primary School on Hawkwood Crescent (very end of Drysdale Avenue) and walk up the road to the Plant Nursery – 2 minutes walk.

From Walthamstow Central underground: Take bus 215 from Walthamstow Central bus station which goes via Hoe Street, The Bell, Billet Roundabout, Chingford Mount Get off on Sewardstone Road, at the Hawkwood Crescent stop. Cross this main road and walk up Hawkwood Crescent – the Plant Nursery is at the very end. About 5 minutes walk from the bus stop.

Other local buses: The 313 stops at the end of Drysdale Avenue, other end to Hawkwood Crescent. This bus connects to Potters Bar, Enfield, Southbury and Ponders End rail stations. The walk from this bus stop is 10 mins.

By bicycle: The River Lea towpath guides you from lower Walthamstow and North Hackney (Clapton); get off just before Ponders End lock and turn right into Lea Valley Road. Turn left at main traffic light junction into Stewardstone Road. Hawkwood Crescent is a turning about 500m along on the right.

Getting to the Hornbeam Centre in Walthamstow
Distribution hub for Organiclea
Address: 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH (by the Lea Bridge Road Bakers Arms Junction)

Our main box scheme pick-up is here on Wednesdays. We also have a weekly Saturday market stall and community café open Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am-5pm. Find out more about the Hornbeam Centre.

Taking buses, trains and bicycles to the Hornbeam

Nearest tube station Walthamstow Central, served well by buses coming to the Bakers Arms junction on Lea Bridge Road and many cycle routes.