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 very small 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 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 Drop in Gardening
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 Casual and social day when you can drop in at a time that suits you, have a cup of tea and a natter and do some gardening with your neighbours


Sunnyside Community Gardens is very grateful to have been chosen as a Co-op local cause.

These donations are really helping us. So if you shop at the coop and if you haven’t already you can support Sunnyside Community Gardens by choosing us to be your co-op local cause.
Log on to the co-op’s members site, your membership number is on your turquoise co-op card and select Sunnyside Community Garden;

Choose Sunnyside at;



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












Many thanks to Islington Council’s Community Chest who are funding these sessions

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


SPOOKY Sunnyside Sunday Social 11am-2pm

Next on will be on Sunday 4th November 2018, when we will be having a suitably Halloweenie theme…

  • Plant Sales
  • Tea and Cake
  • Get to know your neighbours
  • Arts and Crafts activities
  • 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 come along and 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 growing area across the road and 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.


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