Acoustic Music Tuesdays

August 26, 2014

harpistWoodburner is back at the Garden for the summer every Tuesday night, 7.30 – 11pm, with the best of acoustic music. £4 entrance, with 3 performances each week and Latto’s pizzas from the oven. What better way to spend a summer Tuesday.


PebblesWednesday 27 August 2 – 4pm
Painting Pebbles

For the final summer holiday art activity, join artist Laura Halliwell painting pebbles to help mark the places in the Garden where we will be planting daffodils and tulips this Autumn.

Thursday 28 August 2 – 4pm

Chef David, who makes the delicious ‘Latto’s Pizzas’ in the Garden every weekend, will show you how to cook your own fresh sourdough pizza in the wood-fired oven.

Holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Younger children are very welcome, as long as a parent or carer works alongside them. Our summer workshops have been very popular, so we will be running two sessions each afternoon. The first starting at 2pm and the second starting 3pm – do come early to avoid disappointment!

Donations towards the costs of the children’s workshops are very welcome.


Summer 2014 Holiday workshops for children

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 August 2014, 2-4pm On Wednesday children can join artist Laura Halliwell in a free workshop hand-printing little bags to fill with sweet-smelling lavender from the garden to take home for under their pillows. Then come back on Thursday to learn how to make fresh pasta from scatch with chef David. […]

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Summer Food Taster with Hackney’s ‘Growing Communities’

Thursday 19 June, 4 – 8pm The Garden is a collection point for the award winning Hackney based ‘Growing Communities’ organic ‘fruit and veg box’ scheme. Everyone is welcome to join them at the Garden this Thursday for a free summer taster afternoon, where the team will be sharing recipes on how to use their […]

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Pizzas fresh from the oven, Summer Saturdays & Sundays

The clay oven will be fired up every Saturday and Sunday, 2-9pm, this summer with David from Latto’s cooking up his delicious sourdough pizzas. No need to book, just drop by and enjoy a relaxing summer afternoon in the Garden.  

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Open Garden Squares Weekend, 14 & 15 June

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Open Garden Squares weekend – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June. All over London and here in Hackney, gardens and green spaces will be opening their doors to the public and offering special events and activities. You can buy a ticket for entrance to all […]

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Morris Folk Choir Summer Concert

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Help keep the Garden beautiful – volunteer gardening

Every Saturday 2-5pm The garden is looking lovely at the minute, thanks to the hard work of the Eastern Curve volunteer gardeners. We have big planting plans this summer – even more herbs, salads and vegetables and  lots and lots of flowers – a feast for the eyes and for the bees. Anyone and everyone […]

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Summer half-term activities for children

Pizza-making Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 May 2-5pm Join David from Latto’s Pizzas over two afternoons baking in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. Pizza making was very popular during the Easter holidays, so this half-term we’ve added an extra day. There will be three sessions starting on the hour each day – no need to book, […]

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Saturday 24 May, 1-4pm We are launching next week’s half-term programme of free activities for children with an afternoon of gardening and design. Emamoke Ukeleghe and Yemi Asowile will be making botanically inspired bunting from 1pm and Nicola Plant is back, 2-4pm, with ‘pot-hole’ miniature gardening! We will also be sowing lots of sunflowers and […]

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Acoustic Garden tour arrives in Dalston

Sunday 18 May, 4pm Free We are delighted that musician Stacey Cohen is bringing her acoustic garden tour to the Garden on the launch weekend of our 2014 ‘Dalston Flower Show 2014′. Stacey who is herself a keen gardener and runs an allotment club for children, is very generously playing for free to support the […]

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Blooming Marvelous – Free Compost Giveaway Day

Sunday 11 May 2014: 2-5pm Our friends at the LondonWaste Ecopark are helping us mark international compost week, 5-11 May, by delivering another truckload of lovely rich compost to help Dalston and Hackney gardens bloom this summer. Over So if you’ve ever wondered what happens to all that food waste that gets collected every week, […]

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