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The Growing Kitchen

The Growing Kitchen
(Photo: Lisa Barr)

The Garden

The Growing Kitchen is an award-winning resident-led community garden project, which promotes inclusivity and diversity. A Lottery grant helped to transform this disused site in a peaceful corner of Hoxton into a beautiful communal garden where residents garden, cook and socialise. There are micro-allotments, raised herb beds, a communal foraging area with wildlife pond, and a covered space with clay oven and barbecue. Residents are constantly looking for new areas to cultivate and have also created a wild orchard and flower meadow nearby in the heart of the estate.

Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Refreshments, peppermint tea and homemade cakes for sale. Informal guided tours, children’s activities and picnic areas available.
Picnics allowed.
Napier Grove
Nearest postcode: N1 7HU
What 3 Words: drive.traps.modest
21, 76, 141, 271, 394, 205
Old Street
Cycle hire station
Eagle Wharf Road (Map)
Two steps lead from the main entrance into the garden. A secondary entrance on the other side has wheelchair access. A slight slope leads to the communal area.
Working assistance dogs only

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