A summer of colourful and joyful events in The Skip Garden

Since moving to our new home on Tapper Walk, we’ve been overwhelmed by the interest from corporates and individuals in our new garden. The promise of a sunny summer, a little colour, a lot of climbing up and down ladders, festoon lights and a disco ball later, the stage was set to host 2 weddings, 4 supper clubs and 4 summer parties - writes Gwen Mainwaring the Events and Office Coordinator...

In true avant-garde style, The Whitecube Gallery kicked off proceedings with an afternoon of deck chair lounging, cocktail sipping, mini-skip gardening and fresh water splashing (in the Kings Cross Pond). At this point we had barely been in the space a month with half the garden still on our old site but the event was a relaxed fun-filled affair with lots of happy guests not wanting to leave the garden at the end of the day.

Our next big day was celebrating with Scarlett & Craig as they tied the knot in nearby Islington Town Hall before setting the garden alight with the warm and enchanting sounds, smells and colours of the Caribbean. Lovely images of their day can be found here.

Three weeks on and we’ve just finished taking the last paper lanterns down for our 2nd Skip Garden Wedding. Tash and Tom were brave enough (and maybe a little foolish) to trust us back in late May when the garden was not yet built with hosting their whole day, ceremony included. But they were right as the garden was filled with laughter, tears (of joy!), friendship, silliness and a lot of love.

Others have enjoyed the space and a lovely feast at one of our delicious summer suppers: pizzas from the wood burning stove and a little stroll around the garden before sitting down under the canopy for 3 courses of seasonal delights freshly prepared with some of the ingredients from our very own skips. But you don’t need to just take our word for it, you can come and see for yourself as we will be running 2 very special supper clubs as part of Urban Food Fortnight, for menus and bookings click here.

By Gwen Mainwaring (Events and Office Coordinator)