Dalston Eastern Curve Garden was created in 2010 on the old Eastern Curve railway line which once linked Dalston Junction Station to the goods yard and the North London Line in London. The garden was born out of a regeneration project aimed at improving Dalston’s open spaces. Design for London and Hackney Council worked with architects, landscape architects and local cultural and community organisations to establish the Garden and it is now managed by Marie Murray and Brian Cumming from one of those groups, GrowCookEat.
The project won the Hackney Design Awards in 2010. It was described as “an excellent example of how an abandoned piece of land can be affordably transformed into an asset that enhances the locality and benefit the community. Every inch has a strong sense of community spirit”.
Photographer Erola Arcalís kindly shared with us these photos she took of the garden and the people working in it.