After 4.5 years on its Tapper Walk site, The Skip Garden and its cafe will close on Saturday 26th October 2019. Global Generation, the charity to which The Skip Garden is home will move its activities to rubbled-pastures new: The Story Garden. This new garden is located behind the British Library and is currently being built by gardeners, families, young people, local residents, local businesses, volunteers and community groups. Sadly, we are not able to take our café operation with us but plan to continue working with food as it continues to be an integral part of our educational work and has proved itself to be a great way of bringing people together and sharing experiences.
The Story Garden will be fitted out with a small community kitchen and we have plans to expand out into nature with the build of an outdoor community kitchen. This new exciting cooking space will allow us to experiment further with cooking over fire and programme a 2020 summer of foodie events. Once up and running we also aim to be open for others to come and test out their ideas and collaborate on projects which nourish and connect us to each other and the natural world through food.
The Story Garden is already open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. It is a collaboration between Global Generation, The British Library and Stanhope. It features a community growing bed scheme, an orchard, an oak forest, and a MAKE space run in partnership with UAL Central St Martins and Somers Town Community Association. Soon work will begin on the community build of a straw bale roundhouse.
Our indoor workshop and meeting spaces are due for completion by the end of the year and we will be open for daytime bookings at The Story Garden from February 2020. If you are interested in knowing more about holding your event or booking a space at The Story Garden contact Gwen email@example.com
Our work in King’s Cross however is not over. We will continue to collaborate on the KX Estate by running workshops and events for the local community in the public realm and we have big plans for a permanent presence in King’s Cross in the form of a Floating Garden on the canal and a permanent Skip Garden on the other side of York Way … watch this space!
Join us in the garden on Saturday 26th October for our last day onsite. The café chefs will all be coming together to cook up a tasty pay as you feel lunch.
Thank you for visiting our garden over the years.