Everyone has a part to play

We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in this great cause. Everyone within our inspiring and diverse community has a part to play. By simply joining our mailing list you will help spread the word and potentially reach people we struggle to access.

Become a volunteer

Whether you are free to help as a one off during a pop up event or would like to become regularly involved with a community garden there is the perfect spot for you. All of the borough wide events are looking for volunteers and there is bound to be a project local to you. If you know of a project that might like to be featured on the Forest Flora site please contact us.

Here is a list of horticultural volunteering opportunities in Waltham Forest:


OrganicLea is a community food growing project based at Hawkwood Plant Nursery in Chingford, at the edge of Epping Forest.

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Ive Farm

Formerly a run-down and derelict area, Ive Farm has been transformed into a garden with 15 raised growing beds, two communal beds, and a covered area with seating. It opened in March 2016.

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Friends of St James Park

Community group looking after the park and nature reserve. The group run events, including for the E17 Art Trail and Borough of Culture. Gardening and food growing in the park are being discussed with the council, in collaboration with the cricket club down at Low Hall.

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Greenway Avenue Community Garden

A community garden near Wood Street, E17, growing fruit, veggies & flowers as a local community.There is a focus on nature and biodiversity for all sections of the community to enjoy.

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Wood Street South Gardening Club

Looking after the local green space around the Brookfield Estate area. The Gardening group have planted mature trees and shrubs as well as created planted borders and tree pits.

The group take part in the annual Britian in Bloom competition and have won a medal or two.

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Haseya Apothecary Garden

The Haseya Apothecary Garden is always looking for volunteers to help with their project. There are loads of ways you can get involved from gardening, events, harvest, projects.

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