Did you know that the Wolves Lane campus has been a growing site for over 400 years?
You can read more about Wolves Lane’s history here.
From April 1st 2017, Haringey Council awarded management of Wolves Lane to OrganicLea (recently renamed the Wolves Lane Consortium).
The new vision for the Wolves Lane site is:
To be “a thriving centre for growing and distributing wholesome food and a space for the local food economy to develop through education, enterprise and events, making good food accessible to all and building a healthier, more sustainable food culture in the area.” — wolveslane.org
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Prior to the Wolves Lane Consortium’s leadership, “Wolves Lane Centre was a council-run site that combined plant nursery operations and garden centre with community and schools education and volunteering.” — wolveslane.org
It is the Friends of Wolves Lane’s mission to ensure that this valuable community resource is enjoyed and accessible to the community it serves. We are working with Haringey Councillors and The Consortium for innovative ways to ensure this.
We are pleased that the site is once again open to the public every Sunday now from 12noon to 4pm. We look forward to it being open to the public daily again soon. Please watch our blog for future updates.
Prior to April 1st, 2017:
These videos were taken when the site was regularly open to the public:
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“It is a great place to visit with all the family and there are training and volunteering opportunities available to adults with an interest in plants and horticulture. It is an established visitor centre playing host to both schools and the public.
Wolves Lane Centre is available for hire and is suitable for both children’s parties, seminars and conferences with the option of catering.
The centre has a good variety of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, birds, fish and terrapins and is part of an enrichment programme for younger visitors with lessons delivered to local schools around sustainability, linking into the national curriculum.
Wolves Lane Centre also houses tropical attractions such as the Palm House, Cactus House and ‘rainforest’, which are all accessible during regular opening hours.
We have the following plants in stock for sale:
- Bedding Plants
- Vegetables and Herbs
- Hanging Baskets and Pots
- Brocade Geraniums
Tools: We stock a comprehensive range of Yeoman quality tools.
Shrubs: Bereberis, Cotoneaster, Mahonia, Lavender, Choisya and many more.
Perennials: Wide range of 2-3 litre plants always in stock and grown on site.
Associated Sundries: Peat-Free Organic Compost, Grass Seed, Ceramic and Plastic Pots, Organic Fertilizers, John Innes, Manure, Seeds, Tools, Birdcare, Canes.
As well as helping with purchases, our staff provide expert advice.”