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Barkantine Estate

The Barkantine is a large social housing estate, including three high rise blocks, in Millwall, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets.  The estate opened in 1968 and provides homes for over 2,000 people.


At the centre is the Quarterdeck a pedestrianised uncovered promenade and park which includes a Masjid for the Muslim community, a primary school, shops, and a pub.  On the edge of the estate is a large GP surgery, church, community centre and nursery.


Greening Communities is creating two new growing areas on the Quarterdeck of which one will focus on food growing and the second herbs and flowing plants.   We are launching a regular growing club to provide tenants and residents with the confidence and skills to grow their own food and herbs.

Barkantine Estate

Current and past activities, including community volunteering days

Launch of Barkantine Orchard

We organised a charity event for the community, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as well as opened a new orchard on the London estate. Thank you to all the tenants, suppliers, volunteers, and our special guest MP Archana Begum and her team!

Barkantine Estate

Seven Mills Primary School

Seeds for Growth Community Food Growing Organisers delivered a lively successful 90 minute ''How does your Garden Grow'' workshop at Seven Mills Primary School to 32 pupils and 10 parents.
The activity concluded with the pupils decorating their own pots and planting bulbs – with a prize to be awarded to the most successful grower!

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