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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 pieces 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 other orchards. A greenhouse was added and the meeting area was extended in 2014.

Gardener: Alex Smith

Capital Growth garden: 215

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00
Activities
Teas from the garden and a plant hunt with muesli prizes from Alara for correct answers.
Entrance
Camley Street - between Booker Cash & Carry and Alara
Nearest postcode: N1C 4PF
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Stations
Camden Road, Camden Town, King's Cross, St Pancras,
Cycle hire station
Royal College 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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