The Phoenix 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
- Gardener and volunteers available to answer questions.
Tea & cake available and plants for sale.
- Picnics allowed.
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
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- Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Covent Garden.
- Cycle hire station
- Earnshaw Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site
- Refurbished paths are now accessible. Fully accessible on-site toilet.
- Dogs on leads