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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

Wide selection of garden plants and herbs on sale, grown by garden volunteers (many with disabilities). Tea, coffee and home-made cakes on sale from the kitchen. Environmentally-themed activities for children aged 5–14, Saturday and Sunday, from 12-6pm.

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

This is a 1.2-acre community garden, which 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 women’s plots, family plots, raised beds and polytunnels for the café on site. Small allotments are available for local people who do not have gardens. Last year volunteers installed an anaerobic digester which turns raw and cooked food waste from the café into liquid fertiliser (digestate) for the garden, and biogas for boiling kettles and heating the polytunnels. The team continues to experiment 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

Wide selection of garden plants and herbs on sale, grown by garden volunteers (many with disabilities). Tea, coffee and home-made cakes on sale from the kitchen. Environmentally-themed activities for children aged 5–14, Saturday and Sunday, from 12-6pm.

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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