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.


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:

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.