This three week long show will highlight the plants transforming Dalston’s streets and the green-fingered people who are growing them. If plants can be seen and enjoyed by people passing on the street, we will celebrate them! The launch of the Dalston Flower Show will take place on the 19th-20th May at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, a peaceful oasis created on an old railway line in an an area with little green public space. Address: 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 3DF
We are launching the Dalston Flower Show’s three-week programme at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden on Saturday 19th with a focus on edible Dalston.
From 11am 2pm you can visit the Dalston Roof Park and meet the gardeners who are growing fruit and vegetables in mini allotments high above the Printhouse Building on Ashwin Street, supported by Get Growing, a Hackney based social enterprise that trains people how to grow food in their homes and communities.
Then you can pop across Dalston Lane to FARM:Shop, to hear more about the hydroponics and other techniques they are using to pack food growing into every inch of this terrace building. While you’re there you can enjoy their
fresh cafe produce and sample some edible flower treats.
From 2pm we’ll be cooking rocket pizzas in the clay oven at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, you can sample teas made from the garden’s herbs and hear about their health-giving properties, join in workshops including botanically inspired drawing with the Hackney Children’s Art School, find out about the programme for the whole show and sign up for the following weekend’s garden tours.
Venue: Multiple, but starts at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Booking: Free, no need to book