Fairchild's Garden

This open space is tucked away near the junction of Hackney Road and Columbia Road in Shoreditch. It's the last resting place of Thomas Fairchild, a notable horticulturalist who discovered that plants have a sex. The space was officially renamed in 2017 from Hackney Road Recreation Ground to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Thomas Fairchild's birth. It's framed by some stunning London plane trees and has a large area of hard standing suitable for events.

Have your say on our plans to improve Fairchild's Garden

We've identified funding to transform the garden into a welcoming urban green space and would like your thoughts on the plans:

Have your say

Proposed design

Consultation closes Friday 24 May.


  • table tennis table


Barbecues are not allowed in Fairchild's Garden.


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