Beautiful Allotment summer pop-up at the Geffrye Museum

Described as ‘a pocket of countryside in the heart of the city’, the allotment garden pop-up created by Clerkenwell restaurant Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings has taken up residence in the gardens of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton until 26th August.



The lawns surrounded by the Victorian building have been transformed with flower beds flanked by hay bales and brimming with veg, herbs and more. There are picnic blankets to discover, cocktail bars to prop up, daybeds to lounge on and pathways to wander… here’s what the team have to say about the concept.

“Where allotments naturally find their homes on wasteland, Beautiful Allotment will take up residency in the stunning Victorian gardens of the Geffrye Museum. The magnificent grounds will be transformed into a serene oasis, where bookable day beds, handcrafted potting sheds, makeshift cocktail bars and raised BBQ areas will all mix in with trailing plants, vegetable patches, repurposed items and homemade, handpicked pieces of furniture to create a living, organic and beautiful outdoor destination.

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“Cocktails curated by the Bourne & Hollingsworth team will be fresh, seasonal and sustainable, using ingredients grown on the grounds. Roaming ‘garden-tenders’ with wheel barrow bars will bring drinks to revellers as they lounge on sofas in amongst the home-grown plants. For those looking for a bite to eat, the food will almost be entirely BBQ led and locally sourced, with delicious and ever changing wholesome platters of vegan, vegetarian, fish and meat options.”


We can’t think of any better way to spend the last month of this scorchingly hot summer than sipping champagne, sharing barbecue platters and whiling away the sunny hours into dusk at the Geffrye Museum.


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