Welcome to Sunnyside

We are spotting the signs of Spring, well mostly except when it is snowing…. the Heron is back… if you have very sharp eyes you may be able to see her flying over the path…


And we love the Hazel tree, it looked amazing for a moment…

We are delighted to have been chosen to be one of the co-op’s local causes in 2018, if you shop at the coop you can support us by choosing Sunnyside Community Gardens 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;


Volunteers Wanted!

Sunnyside is open from 10 – 4pm Mon, Tue, and Fri (please note we are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays) so you are welcome to pop in and say “Hello” and offer to help.

We always need new volunteers, at the moment we have a wide range of volunteers from students, to retired people, to parents with babies, people who work shifts, people recovering from long term illness and everyone else too. All you need to do is fill in a volunteer form and then you can get started.

If you would prefer to come along to a more formal session we have the following regular groups which you might like to join in with;


MONDAY 10.45am – 2pm

The Conservation Volunteers’ Sunnyside Green Gym

Would you like to exercise to make a difference at Sunnyside? This year TCV’s Sunnyside Green Gym is creating an all new Demonstration Composting Area as we all embrace the challenge to compost all green waste generated at Sunnyside. This is a great group for those who want to do some exercise whilst gardening to come along to.


TUESDAY  10am – 4pm

Sunnygrow, therapeutic horticulture 

A relaxed gardening class with an experienced gardener where you can learn the basics in a supportive environment. This is an ideal group for people who are recovering from a period of long illness and have additional needs, though everyone is welcome to come along and help out.


FRIDAY 10 – 4pm

Everyone’s drop in gardening 

Friday is usually the busiest day in the garden, so it is a good time to come along and introduce yourself. Everyone is very welcome to come along and get stuck in; litter picking, weeding, watering and sorting the compost bins. No experience is needed just a friendly can do attitude.



Sunnyside Sunday Social 11am-2pm

Community social gardening session, you are very welcome to come along and have a cupper and a natter, volunteer gardeners are also very welcome. Each month is slightly different we try and come up with a seasonal activity but we often have a plant sale, bike workshop and children’s games.







About Sunnyside

Sunnyside Community Gardens is a community garden in Archway, North Islington, which also specialises in therapeutic horticulture for people with disabilities, and those recovering from illness.  We have been here since 1977, and registered as a charity in 1992.

Local residents set up Sunnyside and it has developed into a beautiful organic garden, designated a site of importance for nature conservation, with a wildlife pond.  It is a tranquil and peaceful green oasis for local people, many of whom live in flats without gardens.

People are always very welcome to come along and help out, most of our gardening work and maintenance is done by volunteers, and we have a volunteer management committee. If you would like to join in come along when we are open and introduce yourself and let us know your interests


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