The Story Garden is Open!

On Saturday the 13th of July the Story Garden opened its doors to the public as part of the Somers Town Festival.

We opened with a day full of fun family activities, including: seed sowing, carpentry workshop, the big dig, illustrations of Somers Town makers, arts and crafts and a pay-as-you-feel lunch! We were over the moon to see the garden filled with people and becoming the exciting community space we’ve been working so hard to build.

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In just over 10 weeks Global Generation has already worked with over 300 volunteers to bring the Story Garden to life. With a massive thank you to everyone who has come to our volunteer drop-in-sessions, as well as volunteer groups from: British Library, Stanhope, CSJV & HS2, Mace, Lendlease Construction, Good Gym, BEIS, Wellcome Trust, Denstu, Semble, BIG Alliance and MUFG, and nearly 40 hard-working young people from: New Horizons, Haverstock School, EGA school and STORE.

There is still a lot to do in this ever evolving new public space!

If you would like to get involved come and take part in our volunteer drop-in sessions:

  • Twilight gardening and building - Wednesday evenings: 5pm-7pm

  • Friday afternoons: 2pm-5pm

  • Family Saturdays - full of child friendly activities: 11am-4pm

For more information please contact: kiloran@globalgeneration.org.uk

The Story Garden is a partnership with the British Library, Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan. It will also be home to Make @ Story Garden; a collaboration between Central Saint Martins and Somers Town Community Association, in partnership with Camden Council and Lendlease.