Sunday 29 January, 2-5pm

bird-watch poster 2017
This weekend sees the annual RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Big Garden Birdwatch taking place all over the country. We will be identifying and counting the different species of birds that arrive in the Garden between 2-3pm on Sunday and everyone is welcome to help – you don’t have to be an expert. If you haven’t got your own garden to count the birds, but would still like to help with this valuable research, you can join us here between 2-3pm and get spotting.

Make a Bird Feeder, 2-5pm
Help feed the birds in Dalston in these late winter months by making one of our recycled juice carton bird-feeders, before filling them with bird-food and helping hang them up around the Garden. Sessions are run by the Garden’s volunteers, are drop-in, free and open to children and to adults, although young children should be accompanied by their parent or carer. We will be inside the Pineapple House so the wood-burning stove will keep everyone warm and cosy.

Bird-song drawing 2-4pm
Artist Sandra Keating from ‘Project Wonderlands’ invites you to connect with and create in nature, by making ‘Mindful’ sound drawings inspired by the work of artist Nicola Pomery. Participants will be invited to listen carefully to bird-song recordings installed in the garden and draw with their eyes closed. Drawings will be made outside (weather dependent) so wrap up warm!

January Garden Stroll, 3pm
Join us for the first of this year’s free guided ‘strolls’ around the Garden, to see what plants are looking good in winter, to learn about the history of the space and to hear more about our gardening plans for 2017.

Photo: Making Bird Feeders Jahel Guerra

January at the Garden

January 12, 2017

jan16_27Happy new year for 2017 – wishing everyone a good year of creativity, warm friendship, and abundant growing!

The Garden is open every day in January 11am until 7pm.  Already our lovely little  snowdrops are popping up, the first of a succession of late Winter and early Spring flowering bulbs to brighten winter days.

Our cafe is open every day serving hot drinks, home-made cakes and a daily soup, made with seasonal vegetables.

The wood-burning stove is lit daily in the Pineapple House to keep everyone warm and there are lots of cosy blankets and hot-water bottles for outdoor sitting if you fancy getting some fresh air.

Happy Christmas from the Garden!

Happy Christmas from Dalston to friends far & wide. Big thanks to all our Garden volunteers, supporters, neighbours and supporters who have kept the Garden blooming this year. Wishing you all peace and joy for the festive season! The Garden will remain closed for hibernation until 12 January 2017.

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Happy Christmas!

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Seasonal Singing

Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 December, 7pm  

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Light Nights!

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Festival of Light: Shadow Lantern workshops

Thursdays 1 & 8 December Come along on Thursdays 1 & 8 December to enjoy a ‘Light 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 […]

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Sound & Light

Friday 9 December, 7-9pm  

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It’s A Wonderful Life: Christmas classic film screening

Sunday 11 December,  7pm

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Saturday afternoon gardening volunteer sessions

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 […]

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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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