tulips2Kites and Banners
Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 April
, 2-4pm

We are using all the colourful banners in the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural as the inspiration for two days of kite and banner making with Hackney artists Yemi Awosile and Emamoke Ukeleghe. Come for one day, or come for both and fly this summer!


Wild Garden Collage
Wednesday 16 April
, 2-4pm

Explore the garden looking close up at patterns and textures and making your own sketches. Artist Nicola Plant will help you transform your drawings using string and tissue paper into a colourful textured collage, inspired by the garden.

Paint Your Own Mural Portrait
Thursday 17 April, 2-4pm

In the last of the Easter holiday activities inspired by the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural, work with artist Nicola Plant to paint your own portrait to add to our mural wall in the Garden.

The Easter workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as a parent or carer works alongside them.

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Easter Holiday actvities for children

Fantasy Creature Puppets Monday 7 April, 2-4pm Did you know that the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is built on an old Victorian railway line? We’ll be looking around for clues about its history and the creatures who live here now. Join artist Emily Tracy mixing up magical, mythical, and historical pictures to make paper puppets […]

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Easter holiday activities for children

Monday 7 – Friday 11 & Mon 14 – Thursday 17 April, 2-4pm We will have a series of free afternoon workshops for children aged 5 – 11 for nine afternoons over the Easter holidays. The workshops will all be inspired by the plants and wildlife in the Garden, the food that we grow here, […]

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Compost Giveaway Day

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Join in the Big Dig!

Saturday 22 March, 12-2pm & 3-5pm We’re taking part in the Capital Growth Big Dig with a Spring tidy up here at the Garden to get ready for the new growing season. It is also the first of this year’s weekly Saturday afternoon drop-in gardening sessions which anyone can take part in. If you know […]

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Peoples Kitchen Cook up

Sunday 16 March 2-6pm Our friends from the fantastic Peoples Kitchen, ‘Food By the People for the People’, will be here on Sunday afternoon cooking up a storm turning surplus food that would otherwise be wasted, into a banquet. You can join in with the cooking or just come and enjoy the sunny garden and […]

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Pamper Day for sad houseplants

Saturday 8 March 12-4pm

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Dalston.commonplace.is launch: Share ideas about Dalston

Saturday 1 March, 11am – 2pm CPRE London campaign, amongst other things, to improve the day to day quality of life for Londoners and for greener neighbourhoods. They have worked with Commonplace to create a free online tool which they will be launching at the Garden this Saturday. They describe the tool as: ‘A different […]

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Meeting about Eastern Curve development plans

Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 6.30pm Stoke Newington Town Hall Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0JR On Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 6.30pm, Criterion Capital the owners of the Kingsland Shopping Centre are presenting the latest version of their redevelopment plans to Hackney Council Planning Sub-Committee. These plans will impact on the Dalston Eastern Curve […]

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Happy new year – chase away any January blues!

  This Pineapple Sage with its hot red flowers in January should warm the heart and chase away any winter blues. After the Christmas break the Garden is open again with January opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm. The Cafe is serving homemade soup and fresh bread, cakes, hot chocolate, mulled wine and […]

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Happy Christmas from all at the Garden!

  Seasons greetings to all volunteers, and visitors! The Garden will be closed for until 9 January. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the Garden in 2014!

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