Curve_Garden_Record_August_15Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June

It’s that time of the year when all kinds of gardens and green spaces all over London, some hidden, some private and not normally accessible, open their gates and doors to the public. You can plan a weekend of garden visiting on the Open Garden Squares website here.

If you would like to learn more about the plants we grow here or hear about how the unused Eastern Curve railway was transformed into the Dalston Curve Garden six years ago, we’ll be having tours of the garden 2-5pm on both days of this weekend. And when you are in the area you can also visit our neighbouring green spaces like Fassett Square, Geffrye Museum, Cordwainers Garden and King Henry’s Walk.

Every Saturday, 2-5pm

Saturday afternoon gardening sessions for volunteers take place every week at the Garden. If you’d like to help look after the plants at the Curve Garden, try growing herbs and vegetables, learn new skills or get healthy working outdoors, come on a Saturday and just join in.

If you can complete our online volunteer form in advance, that helps us know to expect you.

Then just come along wearing comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

As always, everyone is welcome – the more the merrier!

Floriography: the bureau of the unsaid

21 May – 12 June 2016 Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is hosting ‘Floriography: The Bureau of the Unsaid’ by artist Emily Tracy, for Chelsea Fringe 2016. ‘Floriography’, the language of flowers, has been around for over a thousand years and was especially popular with the Victorians. Gifts of blooms, plants and specific floral arrangements were used […]

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Dalston Flower Show for Children: Dream City Gardens

Tuesday 31 May, 2, 3 & 4pm Use your imagination and create a ‘Dream city garden’ collage with artist Sandra Keating from ‘Project Wonderlands’, inspired by Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Sessions for half-term start at 2, 3 & 4pm. No booking is required […]

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Dalston Flower Show For Children: Leafy Prints

Wednesday 1 June, 2, 3 & 4pm We’re marking ‘London Tree Week’ with artist Nicola Plant, who will lead children in a leafy mono-printing workshop. Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Sessions for half-term start at 2, 3 & 4pm. No booking is required for any of the workshops, […]

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Dalston Flower Show for Children: Botanical Bag Making

Thursday 2 June, 2, 3 & 4pm  Textile artists Emamoke Ukeleghe and Yemi Awosile  are back for half-term, helping children design their own ‘Botanical Bag’ to take home, inspired by all the flowers and trees in the Garden. Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Sessions for half-term start at 2, 3 & […]

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Dalston Flower Show for Children: Summer Pizzas

Friday 3 June 2016, 2 – 5pm. No holiday time at the Garden is ever complete without an afternoon of pizza-making baked in the wood-fired oven, with chef David from Latto’s Pizzas. Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11 but younger children are welcome too, with an adult carer to […]

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Quilt Garden Day for Chelsea Fringe

Sunday 5 June 2016, 2-5pm Textile artist Katherine May has been leading Hackney residents in ‘Quilt Garden’ –  a community ‘patchwork’ project, transforming their old clothes and fabrics into a communal piece to hang in the Garden. In a special event for Chelsea Fringe, we’re celebrating the completion of the work, with a display of the finished piece, in […]

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Dalston Childrens Festival & Dalston Flower Show for Children

Saturday 28 May 2016, 12-5pm It’s that time of the year again when children in Dalston get their own flower show! And this year they can also join in the Dalston Children’s Festival, with events and activities taking place in places and spaces all over the neighbourhood on Saturdays 28 May and 4 June. You […]

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‘Floriography: The Bureau of the Unsaid’ for Chelsea Fringe 2016

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2016, 1-5pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden will be visited by ‘Floriography: The Bureau of the Unsaid’ on 21 & 22 May, launching four weeks of ‘Dalston Flower Show’ events and activities at the Garden for Chelsea Fringe 2016. ‘Floriography’, the language of flowers, has been around for over a […]

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1000 Petty Indignities by Julia Mason

Sunday 8 & Monday 9 May 2016, 12-6pm Julia Mason is a Hackney based artist with a nursing and public health background, whose work is influenced by her experience of working with children and families living in poor communities. Her latest work ‘1000 petty indignities’, a fabric installation, will be displayed at the Dalston Eastern Curve […]

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‘Big Dig 2016’ – get involved in volunteer gardening

Saturday 16 April, 2-5pm We are taking part in Capital Growth’s ‘Big Dig Day’, which encourages people to volunteer in community gardens all over London. Existing garden volunteers will be on hand to talk to new recruits and you can also join a guided tour of the Garden to learn how it was first created, learn about […]

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