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

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Email and telephone numbers

General Enquiries


020 8524 4994

Box Scheme and Market Stalls
Fresh, sustainably grown fruit and veg every week in your neighbourhood. Find details here or contact:
020 8524 4994

We sell to a range of restaurants, cafes and shops in London. For more information contact
tsouni[at]organiclea.org.uk or 020 8524 4994

We offer a range of structured placements and formal training courses, including accredited horticulture courses. For more information, please contact courses@organiclea.org.uk

We have a vibrant and diverse volunteer community.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact volunteering@organiclea.org.uk
If you would like to refer someone, or organise a programme specific to your group, please contact info@organiclea.org.uk

Schools  and young people

We can offer school visits, activities within schools, teacher training and  programmes for young people.

We also offer tailored programmes for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and in alternative provision at our site and within schools. Please contact: schools@organiclea.org.uk

Community Food Growing
OrganicLea supports food growing projects in the community. To find out more contact: info@organiclea.org.uk

Our main plant season is from April to June, with winter plants for sale in August and September.  Any enquiries please contact: plants@organiclea.org.uk

Getting to Hawkwood Plant Nursery

Growing site for Organiclea
Address: 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH
The plant nursery is at the very top of Hawkwood Crescent with large iron gates leading in. Hawkwood Crescent is off Sewardstone Road (A112).

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.

Walk through the woods from Chingford Station

It’s a beautiful walk through Epping Forest to Hawkwood Nursery, about 20 minutes. Download the description here

Getting to the Hornbeam Centre in Walthamstow

Address: 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH (by the Lea Bridge Road Bakers Arms Junction)
We have a weekly market stall outside the Hornbeam (Saturdays 10-3) and a box scheme pick-up point here on Wednesdays, and we supply the Hornbeam Cafe with fresh produce. 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.