Community Plant Nursery at Tufnell Park Estate
published on 03 November 2020

A highly successful partnership between Islington Council, Greenspace and Octopus Community Network, a local charity, has resulted in the conversion of a portion of under-used open space on the Tufnell Park Estate (behind Hollins and McCall House) into a resident’s community plant nursery. 

The community plant nursery is now a well-established urban growing space, learning hub and resident resource within the borough. Established in late 2018, it actively supports our residents gardening groups and residents who are interested in gardening, with the focus on learning to grow vegetables and herbs. The community plant nursery is run by Octopus Community Network’s Urban Growing team who engage and support residents in their bespoke programme of activities and learning workshops. 

Like so many other aspects of day to day life, the covid-19 pandemic situation has had an impact on the service provided at the community plant nursery and measures have had to put in place to protect the safety of everyone visiting and working there. As such, anyone wishing to know more about the community plant nursery or discuss its current programme of activities and workshops should contact Frannie Smith on Please do not make an unannounced and un-arranged visit as we are currently limiting numbers per session. 

Anyone wishing to know more about the Council’s residents gardening groups programme can contact Steve White – Community Development Officer on or via the phone on0 2075275378.