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Rainbow House Display of #dalstonpumpkins 2020 competition entries

Our opening times for November/December 2021 are:

Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm
Monday: 2-8pm
Tuesday-Friday: 2-10pm

Please be aware that in the event of extremely bad weather, we may have to close the Garden earlier than our advertised times.

The Garden is open for use by community groups most days from 11am – 2pm by prior arrangement. Our Tuesday ‘Hackney Hothouse’ group is open to anyone who is over the age of 50 and everyone is welcome.

Rainbow House Display of #dalstonpumpkins 2020 competition entries

We do not take bookings or hire the Garden

We created Dalston Curve Garden in 2010 to make up for the lack of green space in our neighbourhood. This means we have to prioritise keeping the Garden open for everyone to enjoy, so we do not hire the Garden or any part of it for private parties or wedding receptions. Likewise we are unable to reserve tables, you just need to turn up and find a space.

Food and Drink at the Garden

Our café is open during Garden opening times and proceeds from it are what pay for the operation of the Curve Garden. We serve teas, coffees and home-made cakes, inspired by and using fresh seasonal ingredients picked from the garden. We also serve soft drinks, wine, and a range of locally brewed and distilled alcohol, including mulled wine and cider in the colder months.

‘Latto’s Pizzas’ are still serving their delicious freshly made pizzas from our wood-fired oven on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until close.

You are very welcome to bring food into the Garden, but we ask you to help keep the space clean and welcoming for everyone, by taking all of your own rubbish home with you afterwards. Please be aware, you cannot bring alcohol in for consumption in the Garden, which has not been purchased in our Café.

We limit groups to 8 people maximum

Dalston Curve Garden is a relatively small space, abundant with areas of planting. This means space for large group gatherings is extremely limited. So that we can ensure that even on busy days, the Garden remains safe, relaxing and welcoming to all, we are unable to accommodate birthday parties or gatherings of more than 8 people. This includes children’s parties, which we can only accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people, including children.

Can you help the Garden recover from the last year?

As a social enterprise, Dalston Curve Garden generates all of its income from the proceeds of our Café and after the COVID related closures and restrictions of 2020/2021, we are still very much in ‘recovery’ mode and expect to continue to be until 2022.

We are delighted and immensely grateful to have reached our £100,000 Crowdfunder target, thanks to the generosity of so many visitors and supporters. For the time being our funding campaign remains open for anyone who would still like to make a donation to support the Garden’s recovery and our community mornings programme throughout the Autumn and Winter months. You can make a donation at: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/save-dalston-curve-garden