Improving Fairchild's Garden

Closed 24 May 2019

Opened 18 Apr 2019


Fairchild’s Garden is a small park on Hackney Road, and is the last resting place of Thomas Fairchild, a notable local horticulturist. The space was known as Hackney Road Recreation Ground until 2017, when it was renamed to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Thomas Fairchild's birth.

Hackney Council has identified funding to transform the garden into a welcoming urban green space and would like your thoughts on the plans.

Fairchild's Garden - Current

Fairchild's Garden - Proposed

Proposed landscaping video - Ares Landscape Architects Ltd

What will stay the same?

  • The park will still be locked at night and will have the same opening hours as present (7:30am - dusk)

  • All existing trees will be retained

Summary of key proposals

  • New wider welcoming entrance set back from the busy Hackney Road

  • Level access into and around the park

  • Kiosk on site selling drinks and snacks

  • Reduction in hard surfacing

  • Thomas Fairchild celebrated through planting scheme

  • Lots of places to sit and enjoy the space


  • Hoxton East and Shoreditch


  • Residents


  • Understanding views