Saturday 11 June
Open Garden Squares Weekend is an annual celebration of London’s rich diversity of green spaces – historic squares, community gardens, roof-tops and even gardens on floating barges. It’s the opportunity to visit many gardens that are not normally open to the public or that are usually closed on weekends. If you want to visit any of the 200+ gardens which are part of the event, weekend tickets are £10 or £7.50 in advance – you can visit www.opensquares.org for more information.
Although the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is free and open to the public every day, we will be participating in the event this Saturday with volunteer Eastern Curve Gardeners on hand 2-6pm to answer questions about the Garden. We will also be marking the occasion by selling teas and edible botanical delights in our pop-up ‘tea-room’, to raise funds for the Garden.
While you are in the area on Saturday, you can also visit our neighbours at Farm:Shop, St Mary’s Secret Garden in Haggerston and King Henry’s Walk in Mildmay, who are all taking part in Open Garden Squares. On Sunday you can pop along for tea at Fassett Square, just off Graham Road, reputed to be the inspiration for that famous square in Walford, home of many an East End dramatic incident.Photo: © Sarah Blee