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Friends GIFT SHOP in North Lodge

Friends Gates, Plane Tree Drive (off Hackney Road), 

Renovated and open 10am - 3pm, Tues - Sunday (closed Mondays)

Phone:  8222 9482

North Lodge has exciting new products

The Friends Gift Shop is staffed by Volunteers. 

If you are interested in volunteering in the Friends Gift Shop in North Lodge contact the Friends Office on 8222 9367 or


North Lodge also hosts Activities for FBGA members 


North Lodge is a 1866 cottage by the Friends Gate and has been the home of the Friends since 2000.

For over 130 years North Lodge was continously occupied by the foreman and his family and other garden staff. 

Some of the families that lived there were

1895, the foreman William Babidge Gilpin and his family.

1932, Hermann Behrndt and his family.

1951, John Dwight and his family.

1956 saw the arrival of Roy Haskett and his wife.