Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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13 Dalston Ln, London, United Kingdom

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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A garden of delights May 11, 2017
This is a real surprise embedded in a busy urban area. Close to both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland Overground stations, the hectic Kingsland Road/Dalston Lane traffic intersection, and Ridley Road Market, this (almost) hidden garden is a delight.

The garden was created in 2010 on wasteland that had once been the: "Eastern Curve railway line which once linked Dalston Junction Station to the goods yard and the North London Line" (see: http://dalstongarden.org/about-2/).

You enter the garden from a small square, which is dominated by a huge attractive mural, 'The Dalston Lane Mural', which was created by Ray Walker in 1983. As soon as you enter the garden, you find yourself in a wood covered enclosure that is open to the garden and the elements. Under the canopy, there is a bar/café, that serves hot and cold beverages as well as alcohol. In summer, a wood fired pizza oven is in action producing pizzas on some evenings.

The garden is overflowing with plants (tended by local volunteers), an assortment of seats, and quirky folksy artwork. On one visit, I spotted a group of wild rabbits gambolling amongst the vegetation. At the far end of the garden there is a children's play area and also a view of a fantastic mural on a nearby building.

This garden of delights is well worth a visit. Order a pint of beer, and relax!
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planxty says:
That is amazing. I live in the4 East End as you know and had never even heard of this place. I have to seek it out when (if?) I get back from this current European jaunt.
Posted on: May 29, 2017
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