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Saturday 11 April, 2-5pm

Volunteers will be busy in the Garden this weekend clearing the last of the winter leaves so we can get sowing this year’s herbs and vegetables – we have big plans! Everyone is welcome – no need to book, just come along, wearing comfortable clothes. There’ll be lots of tea and cake and maybe even some pizza fresh from the oven.

 

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Easter Holiday Children’s Activities: Week 2

Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 April

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: What do Bees See?

Tuesday 7 April, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm To our human eye, Spring blossom and flowers are full of colour and pattern, but how do they look to an insect? They are famous for their dot-like eyes – with some having as many as 30,000 lenses per eyeball! Seeing the world as insects may see it […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Flowers Under the Microscope

Wednesday 8 April, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Join artist Emily Tracy to look in the Garden for signs of Spring and all the fresh colours that are emerging! Using close observation and a microscope and magnifiers, we will create a riot of colour with our own science based paintings. Our holiday workshops are suitable for children […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Fabulous Cassava Fabric

Thursday 9 April, 2-5pm Cassava is a plant that grows in tropical regions and is eaten as a staple part of many people’s diets. The Yoruba people in Nigeria use Cassava paste in traditional ‘resist’ dyeing techniques, to create patterns on natural fabrics. Textile artists Yemi Awosile and Emamoke Ukeleghe will take children on a creative […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Waffle-making

Friday 10 April, 2-5pm For the last day of the holidays, chef David Latto will help children mix and make their own waffles, and chop, scoop and mash delicious healthy fruits for toppings! Our holiday workshops are suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are  welcome, if they are with an older […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Plant Life Printing

Tuesday 31 March 2015, 2-5pm Artists Yemi Awosile and Emamoke Ukeleghe will help children to create colourful Spring textiles inspired by the plant life at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. The workshop focuses on experimental mark-marking, drawing and transfer printing using collage, texture and organic patterns. New sessions start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Chocolate Grows on Trees

Wednesday 1 April, 2-5pm Children can join chef Lena Ghaninejad to hear about where chocolate, Theobroma Cacao ‘The food of the Gods’ comes from, to learn about its history, including the role it played in Mayan and Aztec civilizations and its introduction to Europe as a ‘medicinal drink’, before making some truffles to take home. New sessions […]

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Easter 2015 Holiday Activities: Pizza-making

Thursday 2 April 2015, 2-5pm The weather’s warming up, so chef David Latto is firing up the oven once again to help children cook their own fresh pizzas. New sessions start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No need to book, but come early to make sure you get a place. Free children’s activities for Easter […]

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Big Dig 2015 launches our Saturday gardening sessions

It’s Capital Growth’s London wide ‘Big Dig’ Day this Saturday 21 March, when volunteers all over the city will be helping out in food-growing spaces and community gardens. We are taking part and launching our new season of weekly Saturday afternoon gardening sessions. For ‘Big Dig’ Day only we are running drop in sessions 12-2pm and 3-5pm. […]

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Spring at the Garden

Spring is in the air and everyday there’s more and more new life to see at the Garden. We are open everyday 11am – 6pm. On cooler days you can still stay warm by the wood-burning stove in the Pineapple House or grab a blanket and a hot water bottle. March sees Big Dig day […]

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