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. 


  • table tennis table

Consultation on usage

We recently asked residents and park users about the park's name and how they use the park. See the results of the consultation

The park needs refurbishment and we're working with interested parties to raise funds to improve it. If you'd like to get involved, please contact bruce.irving@hackney.gov.uk.


Barbecues are not allowed in Hackney Road Recreation Ground. The use of all barbecues in London Fields has also been suspended following safety advice to all London councils from the London Fire Brigade.


All dogs must be on a lead at all times. More information on dogs in parks.

Keep up to date with Hackney parks

Sign up for parks updates

Page updated: 06/12/2018 17:04:27