Saturday 27 May, 1-5pm

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Dalston Children’s Festival is back this year on Saturdays 27 May & 3 June, with activities happening in places and spaces all over the neighbourhood. Children can come along to the Curve Garden 1-5pm on Saturday 27 May for the Dalston Flower Show for Children, to make pizzas in the wood-fired oven, to join artist Emamoke Ukeleghe printing their own bags, or to sow flowers for bees. It’s all free, but as always, donations are welcome.

‘Dalston Flower Show for Children’ activities continue during half-term Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June, 2-5pm

Sunday 28 May 6.30 – 8pm

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Hanging in the Garden with St.John Stephen

The gardener and poet St.John Stephen off the radio and in person with guest gardeners, poets and musicians – a Hanging Gardener? What could go wrong?
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Wednesday 31 May at 2, 3 & 4pm

Nature Sounds (2)

Birds singing, bees buzzing, animals calling, wind rushing though the trees, rain falling – some of the sounds you can hear in green spaces in the city. Walk around the Curve Garden with artist Sandra Keating, then close your eyes and listen closely to all of these sounds… you’ll be making many many ‘sound drawings’ which will be layered up into ‘soundscape artworks’ for you to take home to dream with.

Sessions start at 2, 3 & 4pm

Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside them. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Children’s workshops are free, but we depend on your donations to help us cover our costs, so please support our work and come prepared!

We do not take bookings for our children’s activities, but please come early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 1 June at 2, 3 & 4pm

Sunflowers

Yellow, sunflowers, seeds and using your hands not paintbrushes to make art are the focus for this workshop led by Sandra Keating. Children will hear about ‘Sunflower Artists’ Vincent Van Gogh and Ai Weiwei before working with seeds and tissue paper  to make their own sunflowers and work together to make a big sunflower piece. Then help us plant sunflowers to fill the Garden with yellow this Summer.

Sessions start at 2, 3 & 4pm

Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside them. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Children’s workshops are free, but we depend on your donations to help us cover our costs, so please support our work and come prepared!

We do not take bookings for our children’s activities, but please come early to avoid disappointment.

Friday 2 June, 2-5pm (last session 4pm)

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No half-term would be complete without joining Chef David’s team at Latto’s Pizza for an afternoon of making fresh pizza in the wood-fired oven.

Final sessions starts at 4pm

Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside them. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Children’s workshops are free, but we depend on your donations to help us cover our costs, so please support our work and come prepared!

We do not take bookings for our children’s activities, but please come early to avoid disappointment.

Chelsea Fringe: Shout out for green spaces

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2-5pm The Chelsea Fringe ‘festival of flowers, gardens and gardening’ is taking place all over London and beyond from 20 May to 4 June. Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are […]

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No Saturday afternoon volunteer gardening 20 & 27 May 2017!

We are taking a break from our weekly volunteer gardening afternoon on Saturdays 20 & 27 May when we are holding events for Chelsea Fringe & Dalston Children’s Festival. Back to normal on Saturday 3 June. If you have not volunteered before, but would like to get started, please complete our online volunteer form and we […]

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Woodland puppet-making for children

Saturday 29 April, 2 – 4.30pm Join Hyunjung Choi in the Pineapple House for a free afternoon of puppet-making, inspired by woodland creatures – some with feathers, some with bushy tails! We’re offering this new free workshop as part of a special day dedicated to trees and greenspaces. We’re delighted to be hosting Ahead of […]

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Ahead of the Curve – standing up for trees & green spaces in the city!

Saturday 29 April, 5-9pm The Woodland Trust  will be launching their Charter for Trees in November 2017 and a number of related events are taking place around the country.  To help spread the word, Tash Bonner & Dalston based Lyrix Organix are hosting an evening of music at the Curve Garden, with debate about trees and green […]

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Big Dig – get involved in garden volunteering

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Easter weekend opening times

The Garden and our licensed Garden Cafe are open every day over the Easter holiday weekend. Come in and enjoy our amazing tulips with a nice cup of tea and a buttery hot-cross Bun! Friday 14 April: 11am – 10pm Saturday 15 April: 11am – 10pm Sunday 16 April: 11am – 10pm Monday 17 April: […]

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Festival Flags – Easter holiday activities for children

The Dalston Children’s Festival is happening all over the neighbourhood this year again on Saturdays 27 May & 3 June. In today’s workshops, children can help prepare for the Festival by working with textile artist Emamoke Ukeleghe to make hand-painted flags for bunting. Last year the Festival Flags were the ‘talk of the town’ as […]

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