The Castle is a large Victorian water pumping station, listed grade II*. Largely redundant by 1971, the building opened to the public in October 1995 as the Castle Climbing Centre and has dominated the indoor climbing market in London ever since.
The Castle Garden has been created over the past four years and is primarily a food, wildlife and education garden. We follow the kitchen garden model, supplying our kitchen with delicious organic produce that is made into vegetarian food for the café. We also grow and process herbs for tea blends for the café and make other herbal products, such as hand balms, sold in our shop.
We try to be as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible, doing things like recycling and composting all our kitchen waste and teaching volunteers organic and sustainable food-growing methods.
Come and see our food-growing areas, forest garden, beehives, round house, willow dome and much more!
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