Since 1275, Hackney Church’s historic churchyard and burial ground has been an oasis of peace in the heart of Hackney. Today, we’re bringing life to the city with a thriving Apiary, Garden, Orchard and much more.

Our bees are currently busily producing Hackney Church honey. We are excited to see what else can be harvested from our Gardens and are currently working on a project with the aim of producing more fruit, vegetables, and flowers. As well as using flowers and foliage from our own Gardens we have begun working with other local growers to offer a floristry service with proceeds giving back to our Community Engagement Projects that we run.


Together with a team of outstanding volunteers, we are developing the Gardens across our locations into beautiful sanctuaries. Located opposite our Orchard, the historic Walled Garden at Hackney Church is a place of life and colour, a space for all to see the best of each season’s beauty. Also resident at Hackney Church is our Apiary based in the gated burial ground, here you can learn more of the History of Hackney and the stories of those who have shaped it. Close-by, the garden in Homerton is a peaceful sanctuary tucked away from busy streets, it is an ideal place to rest and sit in the quiet. Our heart is to see each space become places of beauty, bringing people together to cultivate and create whilst building connection and community. We would love for you to join us!

Help out?
If you would like to find out more or join our weekly gardening sessions get in touch below.



This winter we are running a series of Christmas Wreath Making Workshops.

Guided by our Gardener & Florist Mel Zulu, learn to create your very own Christmas Wreath using locally foraged and sourced foliage and berries.

Workshops will take place outside at Hackney Church Brew Co, a comfortable and safe environment to get creative!

Profits from sales will go back into The Lighthouse Project.

We have workshops lined up on the 8th & 15th of December.

You can purchase your tickets for the following dates below.

We have a limited number of discounted tickets available, If you would like to apply please email us at

Pre-order your Hackney Church Gardens Christmas Wreath. We will be running a Christmas Pop-up shop on the 28th of November & 5th of December between 1:00pm-4:00pm and on the 12th of December from 2:30pm – 4:00pm where your wreath will be ready for collection from our Kiosk in St.John at Hackney Churchyard.

You can place an order today by emailing

£50 for our Standard sized Wreath made on a 12inch base with a final measurement of approximately 45cm.

£35 for our Smaller sized wreath made on a 10 inch base with a final measurement of approximately 35cm.