The east side of Stacey Street, Covent Garden was bombed in the Second World War. After being used as a car park, negotiations began in 1981 to convert the land into a community garden. It is managed by residents of the surrounding flats, working as volunteers. It has survived under difficult circumstances and is a pleasure to visit. The manner of its creation has given it a fresh and light-hearted character, not at all like that of a 'typical London park'. In 1985, the gardens won a Shell Better Britain Campaign Award. The garden was officially opened in 1986 by the local MP at the time, Frank Dobson. It is interesting to remember that Covent Garden was the garden of Westminster Abbey. The garden has been planted with a focus on ecology and habitat creation and has won the Best Environmental Garden in Camden in Bloom every year since 2004.
A truly wonderful garden. Full of colour and interest. I love the ponds and the goldfish!
We stumbled on the garden by chance and enjoyed every moment. Lots of photo opportunities too.
To everyone who manages the garden - well done!
It's appreciated. :)
The transformation of this garden over the last 4 or 5 years has been incredible.
It is now well and truly a little garden sanctuary right in the heart of the West End, the perfect place to go and chill out on a lunch break or on a warmer summers evening.
I love this place. Love that they have community events - my favourite was easter, watching the little 'uns run around the garden finding eggs, and face painting. A tranquil space, and clearly well loved and looked after.
I think you can hire the space aswell, which is good to know about - and interesting wedding venue , possibly?
A small, natural sanctuary in the concrete jungle. Wonderful!
Wish it was bigger and had no bars (unlikely, given ppl's general lack of respect / dishonesty!). A perfect example to urban planners. We in the city need to keep in touch with the natural world.
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