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Andreas Lang's gorgeous new Honesty Stall is launched

What Will the Harvest Be? @ London Open Squares Weekend

We had a busy weekend at the garden, giving tours, tea and cake to visitors. Have a look at Nina's nice photos here on Flickr.

A giggly crowd at Tate Britain, 4th June 2010

Somewhere & pals at Late at Tate

Nina, Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers (of Myvillages) and Fernando Garcia Dory tired and emotional at the end of Grizedale Art's Late at Tate last week.

Tim and the original organ used at Grizedale

Late at Tate

On Friday we'll be featuring (in video form!) at the Late at Tate curated by Grizedale Arts:

"of Lawson Park, Coniston, Ruskany, Lake District, North England" presenting:
Adding Complexity to Confusion: A Kind of History of Engaged Practice

Friday 4 June 2010 - 6.00pm - 10.00pm Late at Tate
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England, England.

We've done a lot of work at Grizedale over the years and I believe Somewhere highlights from this showing will include our film made in Japan and John Graham our collaborator from the Festival of Lying.

The other highlight of the evening is sure to be Tim Olden revisiting his work for a Dutch street organ!

Come and eat Cake!

We're excited to announce that Abbey Gardens is taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend, a London-wide event on 12 and 13 June, we are open 10 - 5 both days. We will be the first garden to open in Newham! Visit for more information.

As part of this weekend the Friends of Abbey Gardens will be holding a Summer Fair on the Saturday afternoon (12 June from midday to 4pm) and hosting a giant picnic. There won't be so much produce to eat from the garden yet, so we would like to ask everyone to bring their own picnic and hopefully we will enjoy a nice early summer day in the garden. There will be a plant sale, a photography exhibition by the Friends of Abbey Gardens, garden tours by Karen, Hamish & I, children's games and, of course, the ever popular tea and cake stall.