January at the Garden

January 20, 2015


Happy new year!  We are looking forward to a busy, creative and blooming year at the Garden in 2015.

The Garden is open everyday if you want a stroll around or want to enjoy hot chocolate and cake from the cafe. As always there are lots of blankets and hot water bottles to keep you cosy. Opening times in January are:

Monday – Wednesday 11am – 5pm
Thursday  – Sunday 11am – 6pm

Please note at this time of the year, if weather conditions are extremely bad, the Garden and cafe may close early.


Christmas 2014

Thanks to all the staff, volunteers and visitors that have made 2014 such a great year at the Garden. We are closed for the holidays and will re-open at 11am on Thursday 8 January. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

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Thursday 18 December 2014, 7.30pm Join the Stoke Newington School Parents and Community Choir and the Jubilee Singers for a festive evening of singing at the Garden. They will perform a mixture of repertoire including festive favourites, pop and jazz standards followed by a jolly festive sing a long.

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Dalston Gingerbread Forest

Saturday 13 December 2014, 2-4pm Children can join David Latto and Lena Ghaninejad on Saturday in a free festive Gingerbread decorating session – trees, houses and people – to create an edible Dalston landscape! This session is free but donations towards costs are very welcome. Just drop in and stay as long as you like.

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Sound and Light with Rucksack Cinema and Andy Diagram

Saturday 13 December 2014, 7pm

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Make an Ivy wreath for Christmas

Sunday 14 December 2014, 2-4pm Join Dalston resident Diana Weir this Sunday to learn how to make beautiful Winter Ivy wreaths for decorating at Christmas. No booking required and the sessions are free, but donations towards the Garden are as always very welcome!

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It’s a Wonderful Life! Free Festive Film Screening

Sunday 14 December 2014, 6pm NNo need to book but blankets and hot water bottles are limited! Feel free to bring you own blankets and cushions.

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This year’s Final Shadow Lantern workshop

Thursday 11 December 2014, 6-9pm

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Don’t forget to bring a jamjar!

Sunday 7 December 2014, 1-5pm

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Magical Lantern Workshop for children and families

Sunday 7 December 2014, 1-5pmJoin artist Laura Halliwell for the last of this year’s family lantern-making workshops for the Festival of Light. We’ll be transforming jam jars into magical shadow lanterns, so please bring a jam jar (or several) with you if you can. We ask you to leave your lantern at the Garden to […]

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Giant Vegetable Lanterns for Festival of Light

Over the coming weeks, every-day objects such as paper bags and jam jars will be turned into beautiful silhouette lanterns in workshops for adults and for families. Once again our little greenhouse will be transformed into a giant light installation and all of the hand-crafted lanterns will illuminate the Garden and Pavilion on a series of […]

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