Dalston Curve Garden is managed as an independent social enterprise. Our primary mission has always been to offer beautiful green space for everyone to enjoy, in a built up part of Hackney, where few people have their own gardens.
The income we make from our Cafe is what pays for the Garden to remain open daily for 12 months a year. It is also what funds our year round programme of free educational workshops, children’s activities and community events and allows us to offer meeting space for so many Hackney community groups and organisations.
We generate most of our income from April – September, although the Garden and Cafe are open all year round. The Garden has now been closed to the public since March 2020, in line with safety guidelines relating to the COVID-19 health emergency. The impact of this total loss of income since then is already having a seriously detrimental impact on the future of the Garden. We also need to urgently make some structural changes to our entrance area, before we can reopen in line with current social distancing guidelines.
Over the Garden’s ten years of existence, our community of volunteers, visitors and supporters has helped the Garden grow and thrive and together we have weathered any storms that have come our way. Now as the Garden is about to mark its 10th anniversary in July, we are determined that together we will weather this one and reopen on time to mark this milestone. Please can you help make this happen by donating to our emergency funding appeal or consider setting up a monthly recurring donation, to help Dalston Curve Garden not just survive, but thrive for the benefit of so many Dalston and Hackney residents.
You can make your donation by clicking the link below.