Commuters invited to explore secret garden at Hampstead Tube Station

Station supervisors Bernard Bradley and Neeta Patel in the secret garden. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Station supervisors Bernard Bradley and Neeta Patel in the secret garden. Picture: Nigel Sutton. - 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.”


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The secret garden open day at Hampstead Tube Station runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.

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