HIRE OUR SPACE

The Skip Garden is a completely unique and quirky event space nestled in the midst of King's Cross' new and ever changing cityscape. With its new purpose built spaces and open fires, the garden is suitable for all kinds of learning and development opportunities and general merriment - inside and out!

Whether you are looking for an all purpose space for your next meeting or away day, a unique setting for a 3 course supper or the perfect place to host the ultimate urban garden party, we will add a touch of magic and the unexpected to any event.

See prices and booking information here.  Or simply email generate@globalgeneration.org.uk.

 

our food offer

The Skip Garden Kitchen runs a vegetarian cafe in the daytime but is also available to cater for any of your events in the garden. From delicious light lunches and tea breaks to unique private dining experiences, and movable feasts making use of all the spaces in the garden. All of our food is organic and seasonal and some of it will have been grown in our very own skips. As well as private dining experiences, we run a programme of supper clubs, 2016 dates to be annouced

We are big fans of outdoor fires and using all the spaces in the garden to serve food from and therefore have developed our concept of a moveable feast.  This can take many shapes and forms but will usually include some or all of the following elements:

  • Cocktails served on arrival from our herb skip
  • Seasonal thin crusted pizzas coming hot out of the outdoor pizza oven
  • Finger food nestled between the plants in the garden
  • Candlelit sit down meal in the polytunnel
  • BBQ
  • Hot stews served from our mobile cafe bike
  • Sweet treats and hot drinks in the yurt
  • Roasting marshmallows around the campfire

See here for menu examples of previous moveable feasts.

 


here's some we've done already

"We are all today in such a good & chilled mood after a fabulous evening at the Skip Garden. It was magical last night, like an enchanted glade...full of energy and delight. Everything seems possible.  A big, big thank you to Andrew and his team for making everything flow so easily yesterday evening; people loved the 'food stations' - pizza oven, barbecue, sweets trolley - which worked really well to draw people to different parts of the Garden." - Wen

"We are all today in such a good & chilled mood after a fabulous evening at the Skip Garden. It was magical last night, like an enchanted glade...full of energy and delight. Everything seems possible.  A big, big thank you to Andrew and his team for making everything flow so easily yesterday evening; people loved the 'food stations' - pizza oven, barbecue, sweets trolley - which worked really well to draw people to different parts of the Garden." - Wen

The Crystal Mirror Book Launch

The Skip Garden was transformed into the magical space of this children’s book with dampers and bread making around the campfire, storytelling in the yurt with the author, live drawing with the book illustrator, bat mask making, themed food, and a  twilight walk with characters from the book Oswald the Bat and the Cuddliest Monster.                            

"We are really happy with how everything went and couldn’t have had a better location! The venue was great, everyone went away really inspired to make some positive changes and a lot of that is thanks to all of you and the wonderful work you do there. The food was absolutely delicious too. You should produce a recipe book!" - Alex

"We are really happy with how everything went and couldn’t have had a better location! The venue was great, everyone went away really inspired to make some positive changes and a lot of that is thanks to all of you and the wonderful work you do there. The food was absolutely delicious too. You should produce a recipe book!" - Alex

Project Wild Thing

As part of the Project Wild Thing documentary, the Good for Nothing crew organised a weekend long gig at the Skip Garden bringing together 50 creatives to come up with ways to connect kids with nature.  We put up a big marquee, groups worked using the whole garden finding inspiration among the plants, eating brain fuelling food prepared by the Skip Garden Kitchen, ending in presentations with real tangible projects to take forward.

“The event was so thoughtfully put together, from the singing, to the different areas, to the blackboard signs, which all added up to a very special atmosphere. The food was generous and absolutely delicious, and the night was amazing value for such an original and unforgettable urban food ‘experience’. Eating out in a regular restaurant is going to seem proper dull in comparison!” Kelly

“The event was so thoughtfully put together, from the singing, to the different areas, to the blackboard signs, which all added up to a very special atmosphere. The food was generous and absolutely delicious, and the night was amazing value for such an original and unforgettable urban food ‘experience’. Eating out in a regular restaurant is going to seem proper dull in comparison!” Kelly

Hen party

Forget male strippers and bunny outfits, this hen party had cocktails and champagne with fresh herbs straight from the herb skip, a 4 course meal in the polytunnel, crafts in the yurt, ending with hot drinks and marshmallow roasting around the camp fire.

 

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in my son’s 4th Birthday on Saturday. We all had a wonderful time. He had a truly magical experience at the Skip Garden.  Thank you again for all your efforts for making the day so special." - Julie

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in my son’s 4th Birthday on Saturday. We all had a wonderful time. He had a truly magical experience at the Skip Garden.  Thank you again for all your efforts for making the day so special." - Julie

Children's Birthday Parties

The garden is a perfect place for treasure hunts, for letting children run around and to play hide and seek.  We involve the children in gardening and cooking, making their own pizza toppings to be cooked in the outdoor pizza oven.  We also have dry and warm areas for the cold winer months.

"I'd thoroughly recommend the Skip Garden as an event venue – either party, workshop, day out, etc. The team are great, the space engaging – a little oasis in King's Cross. There's a real sense of community and participation – things which are very important to us as a business too." Employee, Wolff Olins

"I'd thoroughly recommend the Skip Garden as an event venue – either party, workshop, day out, etc. The team are great, the space engaging – a little oasis in King's Cross. There's a real sense of community and participation – things which are very important to us as a business too." Employee, Wolff Olins

Wolff Olins Summer Party

Branding agency Wolff Olins held their company-wide summer party at the Skip Garden for 100 people.  We helped them create the space and atmosphere they were looking for around their theme of 'Field Trip', this included a mixologist serving cocktails using herbs from the garden, nibbles throughout the evening, gardening activities and music for dancing.  See full case study here.

“Thank you for putting together such a beautiful day and making it so special. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, we loved everything about it and could not have imagined a better day" - Scarlett and Craig

“Thank you for putting together such a beautiful day and making it so special. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, we loved everything about it and could not have imagined a better day" - Scarlett and Craig

Weddings

Imagine your own magical urban garden party in the heart of the King's Cross for your big day. Imagine no longer as our new site lends itself beautifully to convivial outdoor weddings where friends and family can indulge in all day reveling and feasting, dance under the stars and gather around the fire for s'mores and a nightcap from the Herb Skip cocktail bar.