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Alara Permaculture Forest Garden

Alara Permaculture Forest Garden
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

These interlinked gardens on Camley Street have been created from a piece of derelict land, just a 10-minute stroll from King’s Cross. In 2005, 50 tons of rubbish were removed as work began on transforming the largest area into a Permaculture Forest Garden, using coppiced sweet-chestnut logs. This has been planted with silverberry, pomegranate, Japanese wineberry, apricot, apple, pear, plum and edible hawthorn and the garden now produces more than 80 different food crops. There is a vineyard by a lorry park, an orchard by a cash and carry and compost heaps. A greenhouse was added and the meeting area extended in 2014.

Gardener: Alex Smith

Capital Growth garden: 215

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00
Activities
Plant sale including yacon plants. Food and teas from the garden. The gardens are linked to Alara who are providing organic muesli samples for visitors. We also have a plant hunt with prizes for correct answers.
Entrance
Camley Street - between Booker Cash & Carry and Alara
Nearest postcode: N1C 4PF
Buses
46, 214
Stations
Camden Road, Camden Town, King's Cross, St Pancras,
Cycle hire station
Handyside Street (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Vineyard, orchard and raised beds suitable for wheelchairs. Permaculture garden has steps and very narrow paths.
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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