We are delighted that after the winter ‘stay at home’ closure of the Curve Garden we are now able to gradually start opening our doors once more.
Our opening times this week are:
Monday 12 April: 2-7pm
Tuesday 13 April: 2-7pm
Wednesday 14 April: 2-7pm
Thursday 15 April: 2-7pm
Friday 16 April: 2-10pm
Saturday 17 April: 2-10pm
Sunday 18 April: 2-7pm
Further extended opening hours will be announced here shortly. The next few weeks will be a period of transition for the Garden, so please bear with us as we gradually increase our hours of opening and do please check back on our website for the latest opening times, before you visit.
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. We do expect the Garden to be particularly popular and busy in the coming weeks, as COVID restrictions are gradually eased. Guidelines mean that our capacity is still restricted, so you may have to queue for entrance at busy times, in particular in the evening and on weekends.
COVID related rules
Visitors to the Garden are now allowed to meet in a group of up to six people or in two household groups. Our community support mornings have also resumed every day.
We ask all visitors to help keep themselves and others safe by continuing to adhere to current COVID rules and guidelines – with social distancing, checking in via the track and trace in our entrance area and using the hand-sanitisers that we provide.
Government guidelines mean that from 12 April we can resume selling alcohol from our Cafe Bar. As we are a licensed premises, visitors can not bring alcohol into the Garden that has been purchased elsewhere.
You are very welcome to bring food into the Garden, but we ask you to help keep the Garden beautiful and welcoming by taking all of your own rubbish home with you afterwards.
Can you help the Garden recover from the last year?
In line with the ‘Stay at Home’ government guidelines Dalston Curve Garden has been closed to the public since December 2020. As a social enterprise, the Garden generates all of its income from the proceeds of our Café. 12 months of total lockdowns and restrictions when open, have led to our income being severely reduced. The latest restrictions have meant that until now, although we have been open to the public on weekday afternoons since late March and we have continued to offer our daily community support mornings, our income has been limited to sales of takeaway teas & coffees.
Since the start of the year we have worked hard with our team to nurture the plants and wildlife to ensure that the Garden thrived. We’ve continued to employ our team of staff and free-lancers and to support older people from our regular groups via twice weekly online calls. Now, as we gradually start to open the Garden up again, we are busy planning ahead to make sure that it continues to provide a much-needed safe, welcoming and beautiful outdoor space.
We were so grateful for all the support everyone gave us last year to help us reopen after the first lockdown period and to set up our special community support mornings. If you would like to help the Garden to recover from the months of lost income, please consider donating to our Crowdfunder at: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/save-dalston-curve-garden