Visiting the Garden

Opening Times

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden March opening times are 11am – dusk, the Garden is open every day.

Entrance to the Garden is free.

Location

Entrance to the Garden is located next to the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural, at 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF

Getting to the Garden

The Garden is two minutes walk from Dalston Junction Overground and about five minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland Overground stations.

Buses 30, 38, 56, 242 and 277 stop just outside  the Garden and 67, 76, 149 and 243 all stop on nearby Kingsland High Street.

There are bike racks outside the Garden next to the Mural and you can also bring your bike inside to lock up.

Access

The Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.

There is an accessible toilet on site.

Garden Cafe

As well as serving a range of teas, coffee, herbal drinks, beer, wine, fresh lemonade and cakes, the Garden Cafe has a winter menu which includes a daily hearty home-made soup served with bread from Hackney’s E5 Bakery, hot chocolate and mulled cider. The income from the cafe is the primary funding source for the Garden and along with the Garden and all its programmes, it is managed by the social enterprise ‘Grow Cook Eat’, set up by Dalston residents who helped establish the Garden in 2010.

You are also welcome to bring your own picnic or packed lunch to eat in the Garden – we just ask you to take your rubbish with you when you leave. The Garden is a licensed premise and alcohol can only be brought in for consumption by prior arrangement.

Pavilion and Pineapple House

We have a big wooden pavilion for shelter from rain with lots of tables and chairs and the Garden’s ‘Pineapple House’ is a large conservatory greenhouse with a wood-burning stove, which everyone is welcome to enjoy in Winter. There are also hot water bottles, blankets and Stanley the Cat for keeping warm.

The Garden has free WiFi

Dogs

You are welcome to bring your dog to the Garden, but we ask that you keep it on a lead at all times, keep it away from food-growing beds and of course, ‘poop scoop’.