December 2017


We are cheering everyone up on the dark winter nights once more this year, with our annual ‘Festival of Light’, when we illuminate  the Garden with hand-crafted ‘jam-jar’ lanterns, paper ‘fruit ‘n’ veg’ lanterns and our  ‘Greenhouse Lantern’.  Light Nights take place Thursdays – Sundays, 5-10pm, until Friday 22 December.

Friday 8 December, 7pm

sound-light-17Enjoy a free atmospheric event in the Garden for our Festival of Light. Trumpeter Andy Diagram will create his unique soundscapes using electronic effects, accompanied by an eclectic mix of film and images projected onto the Garden and surrounding buildings by Jaime Rory Lucy, aka Rucksack Cinema. Add in 100s of hand-crafted lanterns illuminating the Garden, a ‘fruit n veg’ Christmas tree, a greenhouse transformed into a magic lantern and mulled wine and it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! No need to book, but wrap up warm!


Sunday 10 December, 7pm

wonderful life 17“Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings’. Warm your heart on a cold winter night, with our free Rucksack Cinema screening of Christmas classic ‘Its a Wonderful Life’. The cafe will be serving mulled wine and hot chocolate, we’ll be under the cover of our wooden pavilion and have beanbags, blankets and hot-water bottles to keep everyone cosy. We guarantee that tears will be shed! No need to book, but wrap up warm!

Festive Singing nights!

December 8, 2017

Thursday 14 December, 7.30pm & Saturday 16 December, 7pm


We’ve got two nights of festive singing in among all of our ‘Festival of Light’ lanterns. We’ll be serving mulled wine, hot chocolate and seasonal treats from our cafe and on 16 December, Latto’s Pizzas will be served fresh from the wood-fired oven. Wrap up warm, grab a song-sheet and raise your voice in festive cheer!


November in the Garden

The last of the pumpkins have made their way to the compost bin, but the Garden is still looking lovely, with the birch and alder trees in their clothing of golden autumnal leaves. We are open 11am to 7pm every day, with late night opening until 10pm on Thursday to Sunday. We serve hot chocolate […]

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Pumpkin Light up nights!

Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October, 6 – 10pm Enjoy the nightly spectacle of hundreds of pumpkins lit up throughout the Garden from 22-29 October, 6-10pm.e This year 680 pumpkins have been carved by Hackney residents over one weekend. The warm weather does mean that some of our pumpkin guests might have journeyed to the compost […]

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Pumpkin Lantern Festival 2017!

Take part in this year’s Pumpkin Lantern Festival Our annual Pumpkin Lantern Show has grown into a festival! Once again we are inviting children, young people and adults to help transform hundreds of pumpkins into weird and wonderful creations to take part in Dalston’s Pumpkin Lantern spectacle. All of the lanterns are then lit up […]

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Sunday 8 October, 2-6pm Following a launch at the 2016 London Design Festival – and happenings at the V&A, Tate Modern and #LDF17 – experimental utopia and nation state-of-mind ‘Brixtopia’ lands in Dalston during October, mixing art, protest and the Brixton Pound in a north of the river first. Dalston’s Acqua7 gallery will host an […]

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Music for Families with Double Bass Dan & Friends

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Open House London Weekend

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September, 1-5pm One of our favourite annual events is back, opening up architectural places and spaces all over London for everyone to discover and explore. We will be giving talks about how the Curve Garden came to be here and our design and planting features. We will also be  discussing […]

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Sunday Session with Cliff St Lewis & the Rhythm Riders

Sunday 17 September, 5-6.30pm Tash ‘Terabyte’ Bonner of Vaaracity is back at the Garden with the second of his relaxed ‘Sunday Sessions’. As well as featuring up and coming singer songwriters, this session will also showcase ‘King Cliff and the Rhythm Riders’. Free, no need to book and everybody welcome

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