Since its humble beginnings as ‘the garden of the Abbey and Convent’ in the 13th century through to the historic opening of the fruit and vegetable market in 1830, Covent Garden has been a neighbourhood dedicated to bringing people together.
The garden may have given way to an open air fully pedestrianised Piazza but the roots of Covent Garden remain here to this day.
At Covent Garden we believe in protecting the unique character and heritage of the neighbourhood whilst making changes to ensure we are supporting the community.
Read on to learn more about the Covent Garden neighbourhood, how we are working to support the area and ways you can get involved.
Hubbub is an award-winning charity helping to make actions that are good for the environment, second nature.
They design creative campaigns that raise awareness, nudge behaviours and shape systems. Hubbub aim to empower the public to take environmental action through playful language, good design and by tapping into things people are passionate about such as food, fashion, travel and their homes and neighbourhoods.
They recently won the Charity of the Year at The Charity Time Awards’ in 2020 for their work and they also happen to be our neighbours; their offices are just around the corner in Somerset House!→ Guest Edit: Hubbub - It's Easy Being Green→ Guest Edit: Hubbub - Forever Style
Get a slice of Covent Garden at home and learn how to create your own green oasis regardless of the space you have a home. Read through our Covent Gardening series and get inspired!→ How to Sow Seeds→ How to Take a Cutting and Propagate→ Our Head Gardener Answers Your Questions→ The Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home→ 6 Easy Wins with Herbs→ Top Ten Flowers to Grow from Seed
To draw awareness to the new Co-Existence campaign and celebrate its sponsorship of an Indian elephant herd, Petersham Nurseries will display two of the charity’s impressive life size Tuskers in Richmond and a further matriarch, adolescent and two calves in Covent Garden. While anyone is welcome to come and view the installations, donations can be made by diners in all restaurants to help raise funds for this important cause.