The Global Generation Skip Garden is a community garden with a twist – it’s moveable. What was once an old bus car park, is now a charming oasis of green, right in the middle of the biggest development sites in Europe. All ages are welcome – kids can explore the garden and learn how things grow. You can see herbs, vegetables and fruit all growing in the skips, watch the bees in their hives or visit the worms in their very own worm factory, where they turn waste into compost!
Join Global Generation for some twilight gardening, family Sundays, story evenings, or head to one of their regular hands-on workshops, where you can learn more about all things green. There’s a classroom where kids can draw and make things, a whole host of fun games and activities. On rainy days you can shelter in The Hide – a cosy Moroccan yurt with a wood burning stove. See the Global Generation website for details.
If anyone gets hungry, then you can sample yummy food, grown and prepared right here in the garden at the Skip Garden Kitchen.
The Skip Garden is a community effort in every sense. Local young people, “the generators”, have worked alongside construction and office workers to build and run the garden, picking up invaluable skills and connections along the way. As well as growing food, tending beehives, making furniture and creating jams from scratch, the ‘Generators’– learn how to market and sell their produce. Find out more about the Global Generation and get involved here.
The Kings Cross Skip Garden is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 4pm.