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The Phoenix Garden

The Phoenix Garden
(Photo: Lynne Eva)

The Garden

The award-winning Phoenix Garden was created by local volunteers in 1983 and is the last of the Covent Garden Community Gardens. As an ornamental wildlife garden, it provides a peaceful green retreat for local residents, workers and tourists and is a haven for urban wildlife, including the West End's only frog population! Formerly a car park and before that blitz rubble, the garden's bedrock has required a careful plant selection to suit the conditions. The garden opens daily and is a registered charity, funded through donations and grants. Awards received include the European Natur im Garten award for ecological gardening in 2016 and a Camden Design Award (2017), RIBA London Award 2021 and RIBA London Project Architect of the Year 2021 for the community building - designed by London-based architects Office Sian.

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator: Spencer Noll

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–18:00
Sunday 10:00–18:00
Activities
Gardener and volunteers available to answer questions.
Tea & cake available and plants for sale.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
St Giles Passage off New Compton Street (sign posted from Shaftesbury Avenue / Charing Cross Road). Garden remains open till dusk.
Nearest postcode: WC2H 8DE
What 3 Words: trail.hungry.gave
Buses
8, 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176
Stations
Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Covent Garden.
Cycle hire station
Earnshaw Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Refurbished paths are now accessible. Fully accessible on-site toilet.
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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