The New River curves around the garden, freeing it from the constraints of the usual London rectangle and allowing differing degrees of formality - roses along the river, topiary, a secluded spot where the life of the river is part of the charm. Visitors return to see what’s new and to enjoy the spectacular array of very good home-made cakes. Plants for sale are chosen for all seasons. Shelter if it rains.
How to find us
37 Alwyne Road, London, N1 2HW
Buses: 38, 56, 73, 341 on Essex Rd; 4, 19, 30, 43 on Upper St, alight at Town Hall; 271 on Canonbury Rd, A1. Tube: Highbury & Islington.
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The trees and the sky are big, a visit is like a day in the country. Planting along the river encloses but also allows views of ducks squabbling, moor hens nesting, and, sometimes, a heron fishing.