Thursdays 1 & 8 December

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Come along on Thursdays 1 & 8 December to enjoy a ‘Light Up Night’ at the Garden and  join in a free ‘shadow-lantern’ paper-cutting sessions lead by artist Hyunjung Choi. Every year we transform our little greenhouse into a magical winter ‘lantern’ with jewel colours and many many individually crafted panels which are made in these workshops. The Lantern Greenhouse is always a much talked about highlight of our Festival of Light!

You can make a whole panel or just one piece to join together with others – last year we had toadstools, vegetables, rain-clouds with umbrellas and woodland creatures – all cut out of paper and illuminated at night.

There’s no need to book, just drop in. These sessions are aimed at adults, although older children are welcome to come along. No previous experience is needed.

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!

Pumpkin Light Up Nights!

Monday 24 – Sunday 30 October, 6-10pm Our week of special ‘pumpkin light up nights’ sees the garden all lit up with the lanterns carved over the pumpkin carving weekend of 22 & 23 October. We will be serving hot toddies and autumn treats from our cafe bar & there’ll be blankets & hot water bottles and the wood-burning […]

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Halloween (Saturday) Night

Saturday 29 October, 6-11pm We’re hoping junior ghouls and witches and bigger ones too, will dress rehearse their spooky Halloween costumes, with a visit to the Garden this Saturday. All of the pumpkin lanterns will be lit up for their penultimate specatacular show, and we’ll have music from Newton ‘Four Aces’ Dunbar. We’ll be selling […]

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Spooky pizza-making for half-term holidays

Tuesday 25 October, 2-4pm Design your own spooky pizza for Halloween with Chef David and the team from ‘Lattos Pizzas’, before baking it in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside […]

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Halloween House creatures

Wednesday 26 October, 2-3pm & 3-4pm Help puppet maker Hyunjung Choi & artist Sandra Keating fill our special ‘Halloween House’ (donated by our friends at Anorak Magazine) with bats, cats & spiders! These workshops take place inside the cosy Pineapple House at the Garden. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – […]

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Wild Masks

Thursday 27 October, 2-3pm & 3-4pm Help puppet maker Hyunjung Choi & artist Sandra Keating fill our special ‘Halloween House’ (donated by our friends at Anorak Magazine) with bats, cats & spiders! These workshops take place inside the cosy Pineapple House at the Garden. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – […]

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Spooky pizza-making for half-term holidays

Friday 28 October, 2-4pm Design your own spooky pizza for Halloween with Chef David and the team from ‘Lattos Pizzas’, before baking it in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. The half-term workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside […]

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Take part in our 2016 Pumpkin Lantern Show!

Saturday 22 October, 12 – 5pm & Sunday 23 October, 12 – 4pm It’s time for Dalston’s annual ‘Halloween Pumpkin Lantern Show’! All shapes and sizes of pumpkins will be waiting to be transformed by children and young people over a marathon weekend of carving. The weekend ends with all the lanterns lit up together in […]

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Pumpkin Lantern Show!

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Woodburner music nights for summer

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Smear Garden – Hackney artists’ exhibition

Friday 23 September from 6pm – Sunday 25 September (during garden opening times, 11am -11pm) “We are interested in the wild versus the cultivated (slugs and caryatids), emotional baggage, interspecies intimacy, inefficiency, and in fantasy, heart break and laughter.” Smear Garden is an evolving exhibition of four Hackney-based artists – Claire Blundell-Jones, Stephanie Farmer, Natasha LaForce […]

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