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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Speak up for the Dalston Curve Garden!

Sunday 9 April, 3-5pm Hundreds of people have written in recent weeks to the Mayor of Hackney and to Hackney Council’s Planning Department to express how much the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden means to them and the many ways they value it. These emails have been in response to a Hackney Council consultation on the future of the […]

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Shout out for the Curve Garden! Easter holiday activities for children

Tuesday 4, Thursday 6 & Tuesday 11 April, 2-5pm Spring is here, so it’s time to get out and about again in the Garden to enjoy the fresh air and all of our beautiful flowers and greenery. We’ve got four days of children’s activities for the first week of the Easter holidays and three in […]

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The future of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Hackney Council are gathering views from the public on the development of buildings and land that they own in and around Dalston Lane and Ashwin Street. This consultation is the first stage in a process that will decide the future of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. It’s vital that we demonstrate to Hackney Council the […]

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Dalston Birdwatch Afternoon & Winter Garden Stroll

Sunday 29 January, 2-5pm This weekend sees the annual RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Big Garden Birdwatch taking place all over the country. We will be identifying and counting the different species of birds that arrive in the Garden between 2-3pm on Sunday and everyone is welcome to help – you […]

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January at the Garden

Happy new year for 2017 – wishing everyone a good year of creativity, warm friendship, and abundant growing! The Garden is open every day in January 11am until 7pm.  Already our lovely little  snowdrops are popping up, the first of a succession of late Winter and early Spring flowering bulbs to brighten winter days. Our cafe is […]

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Happy Christmas from the Garden!

Happy Christmas from Dalston to friends far & wide. Big thanks to all our Garden volunteers, supporters, neighbours and supporters who have kept the Garden blooming this year. Wishing you all peace and joy for the festive season! The Garden will remain closed for hibernation until 12 January 2017.

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