SWG3 garden set to close for winter period

The SWG3 Garden is set to close for the winter period on Monday 27 November 2023.

The SWG3 garden which is currently open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, between the hours of 10am and 5pm, is set to close for the winter period on Monday 27 November 2023.

However, make sure to keep an eye out for some special one one-off events during the closed winter period, and news of our spring opening. 


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.