Welcome to Sunnyside

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. Sunnyside is always open for you to enjoy and three days a week volunteers come in and open up the portacabin so you can pop in and say hello.

We are looking for new volunteers, there is so much gardening and conservation work to be done, no experience needed but a friendly inclusive attitude is essential. At the moment we have a wide range of volunteers from students, to retired people, to parents with babies, people who work shifts, professional gardeners, people recovering from long term illness, people with disabilities and everyone else too. The visitors, users and volunteers at Sunnyside make a really friendly and inclusive community. All you need to do to join in, is come and have a chat, fill in a volunteer form and then you can get started on the day that suits you.




10.45am till 2.00pm 10.00am till 4.00pm 10.00am till 4.00pm
Green Gym Cook and Grow Morris Family Garden
Come and get fit and do gardening and conservation volunteering at Sunnyside Learn some gardening skills and cook and enjoy a delicious lunch at this relaxed volunteering day where you can take things at your own pace

Come and join a new group of volunteers to develop a family friendly area of Sunnyside. This is a great opportunity for you to help make a big impact.


Nature Club for Parents and under 5’s

Friday’s 10am till mid-day

Drop in nature activities, songs and stories for children with their parents run by Forest School leader Nadine

We know lots of local people are working during the week so we have started the


This month;

 Sunday 3rd November

NEW TIME 1pm – 4pm

Next on will be on Sunday 4th August  2019, when we will be celebrating completing the Morris Family Garden

  • Plant Sales
  • Tea and Cake
  • Get to know your neighbours
  • Bubbles
  • Bike workshop
  • Litter picks
  • Volunteering Gardening

About Sunnyside

Sunnyside Community Gardens is in Archway, North Islington. Sunnyside is a very social place and our gardening work is done by volunteers, and we have a volunteer management committee. People are welcome to help out, if you would like to join in come along when we are open and introduce yourself and let us know your interests and get started.

Sunnyside 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 in 1977, and registered as a charity in 1992. Local residents set up Sunnyside and developed the main site 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 manage 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.

We love our local community and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to let us know how you can help.