Hackney Council are gathering views from the public on the development of buildings and land that they own in and around Dalston Lane and Ashwin Street. This consultation is the first stage in a process that will decide the future of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. It’s vital that we demonstrate to Hackney Council the Garden’s importance to our community, now and in the future and we need your help to do this.

The ‘Dalston Quarter Development Principles Public Consultation’ document outlines Hackney Council’s plans for the area and they are now inviting public responses. To help inform visitors about this process, we are organising a series of events at the Garden. These drop-in sessions offer the opportunity to hear more about the history and background to the Council consultation and to discuss how your response can best help support the future of the Garden.

“Future of the Curve Garden” events will take place here on:
Saturday 25 February, 2-6pm
Monday 27 February, 4-8pm
Tuesday 28 February, 4-8pm
Saturday 4 March, 2-6pm

Saturday 11 March, 2-6pm

All events will take place inside the Pineapple House, which is cosy and warm. The ‘Dalston Quarter’ consultation will continue until 17 April 2017 and we will inform you of additional dates for ‘Future of the Curve Garden’ events taking place here in the coming weeks. If you have any further questions or suggestions at this stage or would like to volunteer some time to help the Garden during this process, please do drop us an email at

Your participation in this consultation process is vitally important and we look forward to seeing you here soon, so that together we can help safeguard the future of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden!

Dalston Birdwatch Afternoon & Winter Garden Stroll

Sunday 29 January, 2-5pm This weekend sees the annual RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Big Garden Birdwatch taking place all over the country. We will be identifying and counting the different species of birds that arrive in the Garden between 2-3pm on Sunday and everyone is welcome to help – you […]

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January at the Garden

Happy new year for 2017 – wishing everyone a good year of creativity, warm friendship, and abundant growing! The Garden is open every day in January 11am until 7pm.  Already our lovely little  snowdrops are popping up, the first of a succession of late Winter and early Spring flowering bulbs to brighten winter days. Our cafe is […]

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Happy Christmas from the Garden!

Happy Christmas from Dalston to friends far & wide. Big thanks to all our Garden volunteers, supporters, neighbours and supporters who have kept the Garden blooming this year. Wishing you all peace and joy for the festive season! The Garden will remain closed for hibernation until 12 January 2017.

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Happy Christmas!

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Seasonal Singing

Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 December, 7pm  

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Light Nights!

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Festival of Light: Shadow Lantern workshops

Thursdays 1 & 8 December Come along on Thursdays 1 & 8 December to enjoy a ‘Light Night!’ at the Garden and join in a free ‘shadow-lantern’ paper-cutting sessions lead by artist Hyunjung Choi. Every year we transform our little greenhouse into a magical winter ‘lantern’ with jewel colours and many many individually crafted panels which are made […]

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Sound & Light

Friday 9 December, 7-9pm  

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It’s A Wonderful Life: Christmas classic film screening

Sunday 11 December,  7pm

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Saturday afternoon gardening volunteer sessions

Every Saturday, 2-5pm Saturday afternoon gardening sessions for volunteers take place every week at the Garden. If you’d like to help look after the plants at the Curve Garden, try growing herbs and vegetables, learn new skills or get healthy working outdoors, come on a Saturday and just join in. If you can complete our online volunteer […]

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Pumpkin Light Up Nights!

Monday 24 – Sunday 30 October, 6-10pm Our week of special ‘pumpkin light up nights’ sees the garden all lit up with the lanterns carved over the pumpkin carving weekend of 22 & 23 October. We will be serving hot toddies and autumn treats from our cafe bar & there’ll be blankets & hot water bottles and the wood-burning […]

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