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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

August 8, 2013

It’s all happening in dalston, trust me! This is the second post of an inspiring area in london. Earlier this week, i blogged about street feast taking over a car park. There’s one more post coming in the next couple of weeks on yet another inspiring venture, so stay tuned!

Today, let me introduce you to the dalston eastern curve garden, build on the site of an old railway line. It’s next to the gorgeous and well-known hackney peace carnival mural, painted in 1985.


The garden was built in 2010 as an initiative to transform strategic public space in dalston. It was identified as a green route and thus an eco concept emerged.


After funding had seized, they decided to open an air cafe and will shortly also be serving food. 



The freshly pressed lemonade was a delight!


All tables have these self-grown wild flower arrangements. It’s all so unpretentious!


There are lots of activities for both children and adults, so check out their events calendar.


I love all the growing of herbs, vegetables and flowers and you’ll find a huge amount of green space to lounge and relax on. For those, who don’t like sitting on blankets and cushions, there are enough tables and chairs around.








There are nooks and corners galore.


Simply decorated and yet so effective, don’t you think?




I first went a couple of years ago and was impressed then. Now, I’m loving it. It’s my new secret place to hang out in but as i’ve now revealed it to all of you, we might as well have a london bloggers meetup there before the weather turns. It’s ok to bring our own snacks as long as we buy drinks and some cakes from the cafe and help them to sustain themselves.

I don’t know about you but where else in london can you find such a wild space? Any takers for the meetup?

Happy weekend everyone.

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  • Reply caroline @trend-daily August 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    What a gorgeous looking place! I can’t believe how much Dalston has changed. I did a shoot there 15 years ago and it wasn’t the best, but I obviously didn’t have the foresight! Love the kids paintings on the wall-particularly great shot Tina! xx

    • Reply tina August 12, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Haha! I think 15 years ago it would have been very different.
      The foresight would have been to buy property there:-)

      The place is hard to photograph and looks much nicer in real life. I hope you’ll come to the meetup.

      Shame you couldn’t make Friday’s dinner. It was really fun xx

  • Reply Anya Jensen August 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love the pics Tina, and Dalston looks very different from when I used to live in the UK. Absolutely amazing ambience in the area now. Just LOVE London in the Summer.
    Happy weekend Love, speak soon,

    • Reply tina August 12, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Dalston is unrecognisable. There are so many new places to explore and soon it will be too ‘yuppy’. It’s a bit like Shoreditch was years ago…

      The weather in London has done us proud this summer.

  • Reply Holly August 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Very cool! Sounds just perfect for an afternoon chill out in saaaay … mid september, perhaps? 😉

    Great pics!!!


    • Reply tina August 12, 2013 at 7:03 am

      Totally, we’ll definitely hang out there…:-)) knew you would like this.
      Thanks love xx

  • Reply Doris August 10, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This place looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see it when we meet up. It looks like it has a cool laid back vibe! Thanks for sharing. Dalston is definately a place I need to start exploring, there seems to be so much creativity there. Have a lovely weekend Tina. xD

    • Reply tina August 12, 2013 at 7:05 am

      Oh, I’m so glad you can make the meetup. I don’t think I’ve seen you since the Design Tour in March?

      Yes, I love that Dalston has this edgy and creative vibe to it. It’s multi-cultural and so diverse. xx

  • Reply Catherine August 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’ll come to the meetup! :))))) This place looks so chilled, I love places like this where you can really relax and enjoy your friends, as you said unpretentious. Love all the private nooks, lovely.

    • Reply tina August 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Hahahaha! I wish:-)) It’s a really great hang out place and in the middle of the city… hope the weather will be ok when we all meet there in September xx

  • Reply Tracey@chalkboard living August 13, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I think your photos look fab Tina. I think nothing is ever captured as great in a photograph of a place like actually being there though. Always better to be delighted than disapointed!x

    • Reply tina September 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Tracey:-)
      Ha. Correct. I can guarantee you will be delighted x

  • Reply Judith September 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    How could I have missed this! Looks like a very laid back place. I hope you had a nice bloggers meetup here!

    • Reply tina September 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      It’s really fab! You won’t believe it but I suggested it and then couldn’t attend due to work commitments:-((
      I think the ladies had a good time and all liked it!

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