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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

The Skip Garden, Global Generation

The Skip Garden, Global Generation
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Regular garden tours. Stalls with products for sale. Skip Garden Café serves vegetarian home-made food and drinks.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Tapper Walk, off York Way. Can also be reached on foot or bicycle from Kings Cross St Pancras and Goods Way. From Granary Sq turn onto Stable Street & continue straight, past Lewis Cubitt Park. Entrance beside the Viewing Platform
Nearest postcode: N1C 4AQ

Bus

390

Station

King's Cross/St. Pancras

Cycle hire station

Handyside Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Part of the garden is accessible to wheelchairs but not all of it. Uneven ground and gravel area which might be difficult to cross for people with walking sticks

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

The Skip Garden is an exciting example of organic urban agriculture on one of Europe’s largest development sites at King's Cross. The mobile food garden serves as an educational platform where local children, young people and business volunteers work in partnership on tangible projects to improve local sustainability. The unique space where food and wildlife-friendly plants grow out of skips and containers is also a Capital Growth training hub. Other features include a hive, a recycled window glasshouse and an insect wall.

Gardens Manager: Julie Riehl
Capital Growth garden: 117
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Regular garden tours. Stalls with products for sale. Skip Garden Café serves vegetarian home-made food and drinks.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Tapper Walk, off York Way. Can also be reached on foot or bicycle from Kings Cross St Pancras and Goods Way. From Granary Sq turn onto Stable Street & continue straight, past Lewis Cubitt Park. Entrance beside the Viewing Platform
Nearest postcode: N1C 4AQ

Bus

390

Station

King's Cross/St. Pancras

Cycle hire station

Handyside Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Part of the garden is accessible to wheelchairs but not all of it. Uneven ground and gravel area which might be difficult to cross for people with walking sticks

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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