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Community Garden at Tate Modern

Community Garden at Tate Modern

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Directions

Passing Southwark Station on your left, go straight across Blackfriars Road into Union Street. After passing under a railway bridge, turn left at the traffic lights into Great Suffolk Street. Continue across Southwark Street into Sumner Street. Follow the street round to the right, with Tate Modern on your left. Turn left into Park Street.

Near the junction of Park Street with Sumner Street, a path on the left leads towards the river. The Community Garden at Tate Modern, which opens for Open Garden Squares Weekend, is behind a metal fence on the right.

Description

A gated community garden with pond and wildflowers opened in 2006 and is run in partnership by Tate Modern and the green community charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust.

The garden is enjoyed by local residents, including schoolchildren, who take part in events including planting days, pond-dipping, wildlife-spotting, events and gardening clubs. Local people can meet, dig, have fun and take pleasure in flowers, plants and animals, in what is otherwise a busy tourist thoroughfare.