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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Calthorpe Community Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–18:00
Sunday 12:00–18:00

Activities

A wide selection of garden plants and herbs on sale, all grown by our garden volunteers, many with disabilities. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be on sale from our kitchen. We run environmentally themed activities for children aged 5–14 Saturday and Sunday 12pm–6pm.

Poet in residence: Dorothy Yamamoto Sunday 12:00-18:00 (Details)

Entrance

From Gray's Inn Road, opposite Westminster Kingsway College
Nearest postcode: WC1X 8LH

Buses

17, 45, 46

Station

King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Ampton Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Disabled access throughout the site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

No alcohol or smoking permitted on site. Guide dogs only

The Garden

A 1.2-acre community garden, opened in 1984 after residents campaigned against the sale of the land for development.

Today it includes a Walter Segal self-build community building,  under-fives’ area,  wild garden with pond,  composting area, Bangladeshi womens' plots, family plots, raised beds and polytunnels for the cafe on site. 
Small allotments are available for local people who don't have gardens.

Last year we installed an anaerobic digester,  turning raw and cooked food waste from our cafe into liquid fertiliser (digestate) for the garden and bio-gas for boiling kettles and heating our polytunnels. We are experimenting with different growing systems including hydroponics.

Volunteer Manager and volunteers: Staff and volunteers
Capital Growth garden: 1799
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–18:00
Sunday 12:00–18:00

Activities

A wide selection of garden plants and herbs on sale, all grown by our garden volunteers, many with disabilities. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be on sale from our kitchen. We run environmentally themed activities for children aged 5–14 Saturday and Sunday 12pm–6pm.

Poet in residence: Dorothy Yamamoto Sunday 12:00-18:00 (Details)

Entrance

From Gray's Inn Road, opposite Westminster Kingsway College
Nearest postcode: WC1X 8LH

Buses

17, 45, 46

Station

King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Ampton Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Disabled access throughout the site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

No alcohol or smoking permitted on site. Guide dogs only

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