Saturday 23 & Tuesday 26-29 May 2015


Children get their own ‘Flower Show’ at the Curve Garden for the Chelsea Fringe.

Painting Pebbles
Tuesday 26 May: 2, 3 & 4pm
Yemi Awosile and Emamoke Ukeleghe will work with children to paint pebbles to help identify the vegetables growing in the Garden this summer.

Friendly Garden Bug Puppets
Wednesday 27 May: 2, 3 & 4pm
Puppet-maker Hyunjung Choi is back by popular demand, helping children make giant paper bee, butterfly and ladybird puppets to take home.

Perfect Pizzas
Thursday 28 May: 2 – 5pm
Children can join David Latto, the Garden’s regular pizza-maker, to make and bake their own delicious pizzas in the Garden’s wood-fired oven.

What are Flowers For?
Friday 29 May: 2, 3 & 4pm
Children can learn the art of mono-printing with artist Emily Tracy and create their own flower-filled imagery.


Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May 2015, 2-6pm

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Visitors on the weekend of 30 & 31 May will be able to step into a herbal paradise with the launch of a ‘Herbal Health Bar’ for the Chelsea Fringe Festival. Herbalists and artists from East London’s ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ collective will be taking up summer residency at the Garden and on the launch weekend visitors will be able to take part in free herb walks, learn how to make herbal preparations, enjoy tastings, plant seeds, and share herbal stories
Hackney Artist Steph Wehowski will be transforming the Garden’s greenhouse into the Herbal Health Bar and throughout the weekend the collective will be available to discuss herbs and health, and the Health Bar will have tea blends, massage oils, balms, cough syrups, fresh herb teas and smoothies available to buy.

‘Hackney Herbal’, which this year is aiming to grow herbs at different sites all over the borough to create a herbal tea blend, will also be taking part in the Herbal Health Bar launch weekend and visitors will be able to buy herb-infused cakes and botanical cocktails from the Garden café.


Natura Morta – artist’s pop-up for Chelsea Fringe

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May 2015 Artist Erola Arcalís presents ‘Natura Morta’ for the first time in a temporary installation at the Garden. Erola’s work focuses on human’s representation of nature. Taking plants as the main subject of interest, her practice makes use of the photographic still life language. Yet, the very idea of this language […]

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Buzz: Festival of Bees, Butterflies and Flowers

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2015, 1-6pm Buzz is the first of our three weeks of special events for the ‘Dalston Flower Show’ for the Chelsea Fringe – a London wide celebration of plants and gardens.

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Run Hackney – help support our free cookery workshops!

  We are delighted that Nick Griffiths, the man behind Dalston’s ‘Land of Kings’ festival is taking part in the Run Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 10 May to raise funds for the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. The money raised by Nick will help ensure that we can continue to offer an extensive year-round programme of free cookery […]

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Take a Pause – Free Health & Wellbeing event

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 6-8pm  

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Remembering ‘65 Listening Party Live Radio Broadcast

Friday 8 May 2015, 3-6pm All are invited to the ‘Remembering ’65 Listening Party’ – a live radio discussion. This will be a lively and sociable event, encouraging expression and conversation by all to mark the fact that the London Borough of Hackney is officially 50 years old this year. The Listening Party is taking place in […]

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Compost Giveaway Day

Saturday 9 May 2015 11am – 3pm

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Getting the Vegetable Beds Ready

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 […]

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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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