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Visiting the Garden

Opening times for the Garden and Cafe for December are:

Monday: 1-6pm
Tuesday: 2-6pm
Wednesday: 1-8pm
Thursday: 1-8pm
Friday: 1-10pm
Saturday: 1-10pm
Sunday: 1-7pm

Please note, in extreme weather conditions, the Garden may have to close earlier than the advertised hours and this may sometimes be at short notice, so please ensure that you check our social media on the day of your visit for any last minute changes.

We look forward to seeing you back in the Garden soon.

Café, Pizzas and Food in the Garden

Our café sells a range of alcohol and teas, coffees, and home made botanically inspired cakes. The Garden is a social enterprise (not for profit), so every time you purchase something from our Cafe, you are helping keep the Garden open all year round for the benefit of people and wildlife.

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.

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.

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 and every purchase is what enables the Garden to stay open as a much-needed green public space for all 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.


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.


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.

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.


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’.