Core Landscapes community roof garden and plant nursery
The GardenCore Landscapes, part of Core Arts' award-winning mental health charity, uses horticulture to transform barren sites into green community havens, to promote wellbeing. The garden has moved four times across three boroughs in the past ten years, but is now firmly rooted in Hackney. The wildlife-friendly roof garden has fruit trees, window box herbaceous borders, a greenhouse, plant nursery, medicinal plants, solar-powered rain-harvested irrigation system and food growing. The shady ground-level garden has a wildlife pond, water harvesting, and a 'woodland meadow' flowerbed. Core Landscapes won 'Outstanding' in the London in Bloom Awards, the Overall Winner Environment Challenge award and a Green Flag Award for 2022/23.
Core Landscapes Project Director: Nemone Mercer
- Core Arts ‘Arts and Crafts’ Fair. Cake sales, tea, coffee and licensed bar. Garden tours, acoustic music sets, and bargain plant hunting. Inspiration for container-growing anywhere.
- Picnics allowed.
Entrance to roof garden is on Wardle Street (round the corner from the Core Arts garden).
Nearest postcode: E9 6DJ
- Map of nearby bus stops
- Homerton Overground
- Disabled toilet on site
- No wheelchair access to the roof garden. Ground level garden is fully accessible (round the corner from the roof garden).
- Dogs on leads