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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

The Growing Kitchen

The Growing Kitchen
(Photo: Lisa Barr)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments, peppermint tea and homemade cakes for sale. Informal guided tours available. A variety of seating plus picnic table.
Children’s activities and picnics.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Napier Grove
Nearest postcode: N1 7HU

Buses

21, 76, 141, 271, 394, 205

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Eagle Wharf Road (Map)

Public toilets

Old Street Roundabout - Exits 7 & 8 (Map)
Saturday 08:30-16:30

Access

Two steps lead from main entrance into garden. A secondary entrance on the other side has wheelchair access. Slight slope with narrow wooden decking leading to communal area.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Growing Kitchen is an award-winning resident-led community garden project, which promotes inclusivity and diversity. A Lottery grant helped to transform this disused site in a peaceful corner of Hoxton into a beautiful communal garden where residents garden, cook and socialise. There are micro-allotments, raised herb beds, communal foraging area with wildlife pond, and covered space with clay oven and barbecue. Residents are constantly looking for new areas to cultivate and have recently created a wild orchard and flower meadow in the heart of the estate.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Refreshments, peppermint tea and homemade cakes for sale. Informal guided tours available. A variety of seating plus picnic table.
Children’s activities and picnics.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Napier Grove
Nearest postcode: N1 7HU

Buses

21, 76, 141, 271, 394, 205

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Eagle Wharf Road (Map)

Public toilets

Old Street Roundabout - Exits 7 & 8 (Map)
Saturday 08:30-16:30

Access

Two steps lead from main entrance into garden. A secondary entrance on the other side has wheelchair access. Slight slope with narrow wooden decking leading to communal area.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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