Sunnyside Community Gardens are always open to the public


Look after the gardens by picking up your dog’s poo and taking litter home with you.

Be an example to others and follow Covid19 rules when you are in the gardens.


Take only pictures & Leave only footprints



Sunnyside Community Gardens is a massive back garden for local people who live in near by flats with no or very small gardens and it is run by the tiny Sunnyside Community Gardens Charity #1092031. New gardening volunteers are made very welcome.

Sunnyside is always open for the general public to enjoy. It also has a long history of providing therapeutic horticulture for people with disabilities, and those recovering from illness. This means we are a truly diverse community with a real mix of local residents involved. Though you do not need to be an expert in disabilities to volunteer at Sunnyside, you need to have a friendly and positive attitude towards people with disabilities.

Sunnyside Community Gardens were formed after a campaign by local people and they started working to create the garden in October 1977. The gardens had a grand opening on 29th July 1978 and registered as a charity in 1992. Local residents have developed Sunnyside into a beautiful organic garden, designated as a site of importance for nature conservation, with a wildlife pond.  Local volunteers still maintain the gardens in all their beauty. As well as the nature reserve we have a fenced off plant nursery across the road where we grow plants to use in Sunnyside and we also garden in the formal Peace Garden in Elthorne Park. This means Sunnyside is a big and varied garden that is always needs lots of volunteer gardeners to keep it looking its best. New volunteers are always welcome.


We love our local community and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Pop comments and offers of help into our postbox.