Commuters invited to explore secret garden at Hampstead Tube Station
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
Commuters are invited to explore a secret garden hidden behind Hampstead Tube Station.
Station staff will host an open day on Saturday giving visitors a chance to check out the colourful garden located in the courtyard behind the station, in Hampstead High Street.
Visitors can admire a variety of flowers and other plant life, including lilies and herbs, such as mint, as well as aubergines and plumbs grown on the site - all planted and tended to by the station’s staff.
The garden, which was started in 2010, received a visit from a panel of London Underground judges last week who assessed the greenery for this year’s annual Underground in Bloom competition.
Station supervisor Neeta Patel said: “We have stressful days so the garden allows us to get away during our breaks. It’s a working garden so when staff are cooking their lunch and evening meals they use the herbs from the garden. Everything we grow, we use.”
The secret garden open day at Hampstead Tube Station runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.