November in the Garden

November 9, 2017

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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 and warming drinks from our cafe, with home-made soup and bread every lunch time and mulled wine in the evening. Grab a blanket and a hot water bottle and enjoy outdoor Dalston in every season.

December 2017


We will be 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 ‘vegetable’ lanterns and our giant greenhouse ‘lantern’. We have light up nights Thursdays – Sundays, 6-10pm, from 1 – 22 December. Dates coming soon for lantern making workshops, visiting choirs and our seasonal film screening.


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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Hackney Herbal Communi-TEA party

Thursday 14 September 2017, 5-8pm Join the brilliant Hackney Herbal in our Pineapple House, for a free end of summer community gathering celebrating herbs. Drop in to make your own herbal teas, learn how to grow your own herbs, and enjoy herb-inspired food and drink.

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Open East Radio special for Open House – Sacred Spaces

Saturday 16 September, 2-4pm Open East Radio is back with another radio discussion show live from the Garden. This month as part of ‘Open House London’, alongside tunes from regular DJ Newton Ace the topic of conversation is ‘Sacred Spaces’. What are the places that are special to us and why? What makes a place special? […]

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