The Hanging Gardener presents The Garden of Abandon

Sunday 28 May 6.30 – 8pm Hanging in the Garden with St.John Stephen The gardener and poet St.John Stephen off the radio and in person with guest gardeners, poets and musicians – a Hanging Gardener? What could go wrong?

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Sounds of Nature drawing – Children’s Holiday Activities

Wednesday 31 May at 2, 3 & 4pm Birds singing, bees buzzing, animals calling, wind rushing though the trees, rain falling – some of the sounds you can hear in green spaces in the city. Walk around the Curve Garden with artist Sandra Keating, then close your eyes and listen closely to all of these sounds… you’ll […]

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Sunflower Artists – Children’s Holiday Activities

Thursday 1 June at 2, 3 & 4pm Yellow, sunflowers, seeds and using your hands not paintbrushes to make art are the focus for this workshop led by Sandra Keating. Children will hear about ‘Sunflower Artists’ Vincent Van Gogh and Ai Weiwei before working with seeds and tissue paper  to make their own sunflowers and […]

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Pizza Making – Children’s Holiday Activities

Friday 2 June, 2-5pm (last session 4pm) No half-term would be complete without joining Chef David’s team at Latto’s Pizza for an afternoon of making fresh pizza in the wood-fired oven. Final sessions starts at 4pm Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long […]

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Chelsea Fringe: Shout out for green spaces

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2-5pm The Chelsea Fringe ‘festival of flowers, gardens and gardening’ is taking place all over London and beyond from 20 May to 4 June. Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are […]

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No Saturday afternoon volunteer gardening 20 & 27 May 2017!

We are taking a break from our weekly volunteer gardening afternoon on Saturdays 20 & 27 May when we are holding events for Chelsea Fringe & Dalston Children’s Festival. Back to normal on Saturday 3 June. If you have not volunteered before, but would like to get started, please complete our online volunteer form and we […]

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Woodland puppet-making for children

Saturday 29 April, 2 – 4.30pm Join Hyunjung Choi in the Pineapple House for a free afternoon of puppet-making, inspired by woodland creatures – some with feathers, some with bushy tails! We’re offering this new free workshop as part of a special day dedicated to trees and greenspaces. We’re delighted to be hosting Ahead of […]

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Ahead of the Curve – standing up for trees & green spaces in the city!

Saturday 29 April, 5-9pm The Woodland Trust  will be launching their Charter for Trees in November 2017 and a number of related events are taking place around the country.  To help spread the word, Tash Bonner & Dalston based Lyrix Organix are hosting an evening of music at the Curve Garden, with debate about trees and green […]

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Big Dig – get involved in garden volunteering

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Easter weekend opening times

The Garden and our licensed Garden Cafe are open every day over the Easter holiday weekend. Come in and enjoy our amazing tulips with a nice cup of tea and a buttery hot-cross Bun! Friday 14 April: 11am – 10pm Saturday 15 April: 11am – 10pm Sunday 16 April: 11am – 10pm Monday 17 April: […]

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Festival Flags – Easter holiday activities for children

The Dalston Children’s Festival is happening all over the neighbourhood this year again on Saturdays 27 May & 3 June. In today’s workshops, children can help prepare for the Festival by working with textile artist Emamoke Ukeleghe to make hand-painted flags for bunting. Last year the Festival Flags were the ‘talk of the town’ as […]

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Make your own Pizza! Easter holiday activities for children

Wednesday 5, Friday 7 & Thursday 13 April, 2-5pm Children can join pizza Chef David Latto and his team to create their own fresh pizza from scratch, before baking it in the Garden’s wood-fired oven. Each session lasts about one half-hour and children can then enjoy their own tasty pizza picnic in the Garden. No […]

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