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Visiting the Garden

December 2022 opening times

Dalston Curve Garden and Café are opening until Thursday 22 December at the following times:

Monday : 12noon-7pm
Tuesday: 2-7pm
Wednesday: 1-8pm
Thursday: 1-10pm
Friday: 1-10pm
Saturday: 12 noon-10pm
Sunday: 12 noon-8pm

The Garden will be closed over the Christmas & New Year holidays from Friday 23 December. We will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Please note that in case of extreme weather conditions, we may have to close the Garden at short notice.

We are also continuing to host community support groups on weekdays 11am – 2pm. These are by prior arrangement.

We are unable to make the Garden available for private hire

Dalston Curve Garden was created in 2010 to offer green space to local residents in this built up part of Hackney where there is limited green public space and few people have their own gardens. This is why we do not hire the Garden or any part of it for private events, as we are committed to making this much needed green space available for as many days and hours as possible, for everyone to enjoy, for free.

We are unable to reserve tables and we set a limit on group sizes

Spaces within the Garden are relatively small and the overall capacity of the Garden is limited. This means that we cannot accommodate birthday parties or gatherings of more than 8 people. We are unable to reserve tables so advise that on busy days, in particular Saturdays, you may have to queue for entrance to the Garden and for seating.

Location

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.

Access

The Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, although please be aware that we have a number of bark-chip paths.

There is an accessible toilet on site.

Alcohol in the Garden

No alcohol can be brought in for consumption in the Garden. We are a licensed premises selling a range of wine, cider, beer and spirits.

Café, Pizzas and Food in the Garden

Our café sells a range of alcohol and teas, coffees, and home made botanically inspired cakes.

Latto’s Pizzas are finished serving at the Garden for this year. We look forward to welcoming them back to the Garden in Spring 2023 when they will be once again serving pizzas from our wood-fired oven on Saturdays and Sundays.

You are very welcome to bring in your own food to the Garden, but we ask you to take away all of your own rubbish afterwards for disposal back at home.

Bike Parking

We are unable to accommodate bike parking inside the Garden, due to lack of space. However there are bike stands directly opposite the Curve Garden on Dalston Square, so do remember to bring your bike lock when you are visiting.

Dogs

You are welcome to bring your dog to the Garden, but we ask that you keep them on a lead at all times, keep them away from flower beds and help keep the Garden clean and safe by ‘poop scooping’.