Thursday, 24 June 2021

Community Eid picnic at the Brady Garden

Community Eid Picnic 2021!

Come and join us for an afternoon of Eid celebrations with storytelling poetry and food in nature.

Light vegetarian, halal snacks and beverages provided or please bring your own picnic if you prefer.

Date and time: Friday 16th July 2021, 3pm-5.30pm at the Brady Garden 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU

Free event please email the Brady Garden to reserve your space email: or text/call: 07939 808 081.

Limited spaces. Coronavirus safety rules apply.

We look forward to seeing you!



Thursday, 6 September 2018


Date and time of BBQ: Saturday 22nd September 2018, 12noon-4pm

The Brady Garden’s summer barbecue encourages healthy eating by using herbs and plants found and grown inside the Brady Garden and from the local area.

FREE family-friendly event. Open to everyone. Limited spaces on all activities.
RSVP: or call 07939 808081 to book your place

The BBQ is funded and supported by: Tamarind Theatre Company, Bengali East End Heritage Society and Cando community-led projects

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Brady Garden blooms !

Following a successful small funding application, CanDo (community-led projects) are supporting the Brady Garden on our upcoming garden activities.

We're pleased to announce the following ACTIVITY DAYS at the Brady Garden -

Saturday 7th July, 11am-2pm
Saturday 21st July, 11am-2pm
*Saturday 28th July, 11am-2pm
*Sunday 2nd September, 11am-2pm
*Saturday 15th September, 11am-2pm

Our GARDENING DAYS will teach volunteers how best to cultivate plants in their homes or their own outdoor spaces with step-by-step help in planting, pruning and taking successful cuttings. You will learn from the expertise of our garden coordinators.
Group sessions include designing the layout for plants in the greenhouse and an art mural for a garden wall.

The *NATURAL DYES WORKSHOPS will take place at the same time as the last three gardening days. These workshops will be a tester sessions on using plants found inside the garden to make colours for dying cloth material and paper. Participants will determine which plants are best for dyes, grow them and then try out different shades of colour through a process of research and trial.

The Brady Garden is a relaxed place and the activity days will be determined by the participants and coordinators at the start of the session. All gardening materials will be provided. Light refreshments will also be provided, so don't forget to book your place!

We can also announce that our HEALTHY-EATING SUMMER BARBECUE will be held on Saturday 22nd September, 12noon-4pm

These activities are all FREE family friendly events, open to everyone. There are limited spaces on all activities: RSVP or call 07939 808081 to book your place or to find out more about the activities.

The activity days at Brady Garden are funded by CanDo (community-led projects)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Brady Garden's first Open Day is a success

On Saturday 10th September the Brady Garden Group held its first ever Open Day. Around 60 people arrived to see the garden in its full glory, to a host of summer flowerbeds in bloom, Bengali vegetable plants, an edible herb bed and a full programme of activities for everyone to enjoy.

The special event included storytelling and workshops, such as making bee finger puppets, ideas for a community mural, plant potting and making lavender pouches. Special guests included Alison Smith, Horticulturist and Bee Keeper from Kew Gardens who spoke on the importance of encouraging bees into gardens and Tamir Lkhagvaa who played the traditional Mongolian Morin Khuur, a stringed violin-type instrument.

“It’s been a labour of love for all the volunteers and after 4 years of hard graft, we have revived the garden and established our place in the heart of east London’s vibrant, creative community”, says Shara Ismail, Brady Garden Group Coordinator.

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

© Brady Garden 2016/ Shakiba Chowdhury/ Brian Would

The Brady Garden has been transformed with the help of Jerry Deeks, Brady Centre Manager, Rez Kabir the Garden Activities Coordinator, Jan Savage who designed the annual flowerbeds and Saif Osmani, London-based Architectural Designer.

The Brady Garden Group started in 2012 and wants to create a place of ‘Peace in the Middle of East London’ by connecting with local people and community groups through collaborating on creative projects that connect Art with Nature.

The Open Day was sponsored by Chaat, Tamarind Theatre Company, Tranquillity Essence of Relaxation and the Bengali East End Heritage Society.

Thank you to Photographers Shakiba Chowdhury and Brian Would.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Brady Garden launches its first Open Day

 Dear Friends, Volunteers, Creatives and Community Campaigners,

You are invited to the BRADY GARDEN OPEN DAY !

This is being held on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 2pm at the Brady Arts and Community Centre in Whitechapel and we've got lots of exciting things in stall for you including live music, storytelling, drinks made from ingredients in the garden, drawing a community mural and lots more.

It's FREE and open to all but there are limited places, so if you would like to attend please email or call/text 07938 808081 to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Brady Gardeners hold a special Ramadan Night

On Sunday 5th July the Brady Gardeners invited local people and volunteers to an evening outdoors and amongst nature, with Sufi poetry from Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir as well as Quranic storytelling.

Everyone came together to break their fast with dates, homemade dishes and drinks made from herbs growing in the Brady Garden.