About the garden

Tate Community garden

Come and enjoy the Community Garden, it is a space especially for local people who live within walking distance of the gallery and who may not have a lot of outdoor space! Tate Modern, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, a steering group and many local residents have helped to plant, dig and transform the space in to a beautiful community garden. Local people were invited by Magic Me (an organisation that provides intergenerational arts activities) to share their ideas for the space and many of these were included in a plan for the garden which was created by garden designer Lucy Williams. For more information about the different features in the garden such as the furniture, mosaic or plants please explore the garden.

Environmental issues

Tate Community garden

Supporting environmentally friendly practices has been a very important consideration throughout the development of the garden. A compost bin has been installed in the garden and offers a great opportunity to recycle all sorts of different waste which can then be used to improve the soil in the space. All of the furniture in the garden such as the bridge, shelter and shed has been made from wood (and trees that have died of natural causes) or with recycled materials such as plastics.

Wildlife

Tate Community garden

The garden has a special micro climate which is suitable for encouraging all sorts of different wildlife species. The pond has become the home to lots of insects and dragon flies and newts. A log book recording the observations in the garden has proved a useful tool to document the wildlife living in the garden.

Tate Community garden

Local schools and families

Working with local families and schools to enjoy the garden is very important and regular events are organised such as monthly parent and toddler workshops and after school events.

What’s on

Tate Community garden

We organise a range of different events throughout to year from planting days, volunteering opportunities to regular parents & children workshops.

To find out more local residents are invited to become a Friend of the Garden by calling 020 7401 5176 or emailing community@tate.org.uk

Would you like to help with gardening?

Contact Peter at Bankside Open Spaces Trust or the Regeneration & Community Partnerships department at Tate Modern on 0207 401 5176 to find out about our next workday.