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UK: Londoners Are Growing Food All Over The City

Mural at the Bonnington Square Garden Association. Click on image for larger file.

Bonnington Square, Vauxhall; Skip Garden, King’s Cross; Calthorpe Project, King’s Cross; Myatt’s Fields Park Greenhouses and Beehives, Camberwell; St Mary’s Secret Garden, Hackney; The Culpeper Community Garden, Islington; Allens Gardens, Stoke Newington; Curve Garden, Dalston; Grow Mayow, Sydenham

By Kate Hodges
May 12, 2017


Curve Garden, Dalston: Built on an old railway line, Dalston’s Curve Garden is a well-used community hub. There are beds that Dalston residents use for growing lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and peppers, a cafe that sells delicious, home-baked cakes and food made from local supplies, a pavilion for rainy-day picnics, and a greenhouse, complete with cosy woodburning stove and even cosier cat.

However, it’s the community events that really set this place apart; truly inventive children’s workshops during school holidays, contemporary art exhibitions, and the wonderful, summer Woodburner music nights, where three bands play as hand-made pizzas are baked in the clay oven; a true blend of East End hedonism and rural bliss.

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