Visiting the Garden

June 2015 Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 7pm. Cafe open until 6.30pm
Tuesday 11am – 7pm Garden and cafe open.
Tuesday 7pm – 11pm “Woodburner” music £4 admission. Cafe open until 11pm, Pizza available.
Friday 11am – 11pm. Cafe open until 11pm. Catalan inspired food from 6pm.
Saturday 11am – 11pm. Cafe open until 11pm. Pizzas from 2pm.
Sunday 11am – 7pm. Cafe open until 6.30pm. Pizza from 2pm.


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.


The Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.

There is an accessible toilet on site.

Garden Cafe

The cafe serves tea, coffee, herbal drinks, beer, cider, wine, our own fresh lemonade and sodas.  Cakes, sandwiches and salads are also available. We source most of these from Hackney and East London suppliers, including ‘Hackney Food Growers Kitchen’, ‘East London Brewery’, ‘Square Root Sodas’ and ‘Lickalix Lollies’

The income from the cafe is the primary funding source for the Garden and all its gardening and education programmes and community events. The Cafe and Garden are 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.

We ask that no alcohol is brought into the Garden, wine, beer, cider etc are available from our licensed cafe.

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, just ask for the password.


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’.