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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

St Mary's Secret Garden

St Mary's Secret Garden
(Photo: Gavin Gardiner)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–20:00

Activities

On sale: organically-grown plants and vegetables, home-made jams, chutneys and honey. Pop-up café with snacks and home-made cakes.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Corner of Pearson Street and Appleby Street
Nearest postcode: E2 8EL

Buses

26, 48, 55, 67, 149, 242, 243, 394

Station

Hoxton

Cycle hire station

Hoxton Station (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

This community garden provides social and horticultural therapy, training and volunteering opportunities for people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues and long-term health conditions. St Mary’s Garden also offers gardening and outreach services, including planting and sensory workshops and housing estate planting. There are herbaceous borders, a herb and sensory area, vegetable garden, woodland with beehives, an orchard, pond, wildlife meadow and a greenhouse, all maintained by beneficiaries and volunteers. Highlights include the ‘Wish You Well’ garden, Silent Space area and Therapy Shed. The garden has received the Green Flag Community Award and a London in Bloom Outstanding rating.

Director: Paula Yassine
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–20:00

Activities

On sale: organically-grown plants and vegetables, home-made jams, chutneys and honey. Pop-up café with snacks and home-made cakes.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Corner of Pearson Street and Appleby Street
Nearest postcode: E2 8EL

Buses

26, 48, 55, 67, 149, 242, 243, 394

Station

Hoxton

Cycle hire station

Hoxton Station (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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