SWG3 garden opens to the public

We're excited to announce that our garden space will be open to the public, on selected dates, from Friday 23 June. 

Starting from Friday 23 June, the SWG3 garden will be open to the public every Friday, between the hours of 10am and 4pm. 

This news comes following the successful community planting day in the garden on Saturday 20 May, where members of the community gathered in the tropical green space to explore, chat with head gardener Jeremy Needham, and plant potatoes. 


Tucked behind the main warehouse building, in between the train lines, our new public garden is the latest addition to the SWG3 complex. 3,200m² of what was once derelict wasteland has been redesigned in consultation with neighbours, resident artists, staff and the wider local community into a shared space to grow, plant, play and create. 

The Garden’s development has been led by horticultural and design expert Jeremy Needham. Since The New York Times’ Climate Hub, hosted at the venue during COP26, Jeremy has been lovingly looking after a miniature forest of indigenous plants and trees, which were donated by the global institution following a powerful installation in SWG3’s Galvanizers space by artist Es Devlin.

A spacious outdoor terrace stretching out beneath the Warehouse windows overlooking the garden has also been built, which adds extra seating spaces to chill, chat, work, grab a coffee – and everything in between, on lovely summer days. 

The Garden is an integral part of our vision in creating a truly world class cultural and circular campus, as well as an exciting way for SWG3 to become even more involved with our local community. As a project, The Garden holds so much potential to collaborate, learn and create.

Andrew Fleming-Brown, MD of SWG3


In time, the garden will be open 7 days a week for all members of the community to come and go as they please. As well as this, there will be opportunities for volunteers to come along and participate in wider garden maintenance including planting and maintenance of ornamental, fruit and vegetable areas. 

Volunteers who don't have access to their own green space, or who aren't members of community gardens elsewhere will be given the opportunity to apply for a limited number of raised beds in the garden – keep your eyes peeled for more information around this shortly.