Weekly Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm: 2 July – 17 September 2015

Calendula jar

Gone Wild Herbs will be hosting a series of free drop-in herbal sessions at their Herbal Health Bar in the Garden every Thursday evening this summer. Each week will be different, with sessions covering plant identification, herbal tastings and practical demonstrations including making your own infusions and creams.

There’s no need to book, but places are limited, so do try to come on time. The herb sessions are free, but please make a  ‘pay what you can’ donation to support Gone Wild Herbs.

Gone Wild Herbs will also be selling their own herbal products from the Health Bar each week.

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Sunday 9 August, 12 noon – 5pm

Handling herbs

Join Sarah Gray and Steph Wehowski from Gone Wild Herbs collective for the second in their series of ‘Herbal Remedies for Life in the City’ workshops

‘Diet and Digestion’ will  look at herbal approaches to robust gut health and its impact on our vitality, immunity and emotional balance.

You will explore seasonal herbal allies, bitters and the importance of happy eating, absorbing & eliminating. Find out about a few relevant herbs in depth, share our gut experiences and together make a digestive tonic to take home.

All are welcome, no previous experience required. The charges for each workshop are on a sliding scale, according to means: £30 – £15 per day

All places must be booked in advance – you can book online here 

Photograph by Marta Maireles

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Sunday 16 August, 12 noon – 5pm

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Join Steph Wehowski and Rasheeqa Ahmad from ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ for the third in their series of four ‘Herbal remedies for Life in the City’ workshops.

 ‘Skin/Allergies’ looks at herbal approaches to inflammation, allergies & common skin conditions.

The skin is our largest organ, interfaces with the world, and is intricately connected with our emotional health.

Find out about ways to address skin health both from the inside and out in the wider context of the whole body.

You will explore a few relevant herbs in depth and together make a topical herbal preparation to take home.

All are welcome, no previous experience required. The charges for each workshop are on a sliding scale, according to means: £30 – £15 per day

Places must be booked in advance – you can book online here 

Photo Marta Maireles

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Sunday 6 September 2015, 12 noon – 5pm

Disco Ball herbs Marta

Join Rasheeqa Ahmad and Steph Wehowski of ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ for the fourth and final workshop in their series of ‘Herbal Remedies for City Living’ workshops.

Seasonal immune support will look at making medicines with what’s around us.

The end of the summer is a time of berries and richness in nature. We will explore how we can utilize what this time has to offer to prepare us for the autumn time and boost our immune system generally.

Find out about a few relevant herbs and berries in depth, how to make the most of what is around you and together make an immune supporting syrup to take home.

All are welcome, no previous experience required. The charges for each workshop are on a sliding scale, according to means: £30 – £15 per day

Bookings can be made here.

Photograph by Marta Maireles

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Botanical ‘Sun Printing’ workshops

Sunday 19 July 2015, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Discover ‘camera-less’ photographic printing techniques with Dalston resident and artist photographer Heather McDonough in these one hour workshops for adults. ‘Sun-printing’ is inspired by the birth of photography and photographers Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, who made some of their earliest images using flowers and plants. You […]

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Urban Living Herbal Workshop: Stress in the City

Sunday 26th July 2015,  12 noon – 5pm Stress in the City Join Steph Wehowski and Sarah Gray from East London ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ collective for the first of four in-depth ‘Herbal Remedies for Life in the City’ workshops at the Garden. This one looks at herbal approaches to improving wellbeing and achieving a peaceful balance […]

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Botanical ‘Sun Printing’ for Chelsea Fringe

Sunday 7 June 2015, 2, 3 & 4pm Discover ‘camera-less’ photographic printing techniques on the final day of our three week programme for Chelsea Fringe with  Dalston resident and artist photographer Heather McDonough in  this workshop for adults. ‘Sun-printing’ is inspired by the birth of photography and photographers Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, who made some of their […]

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Dalston Flower Show For Children 2015

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 […]

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Dalston Flower Show for Chelsea Fringe 2015: Herbal Health Bar launch

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

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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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