Sustainably Covent Garden

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.

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Putting the Garden in to Covent Garden

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.

Green Facts

At Covent Garden we have 25 different bee friendly species, with a total of 300 plants just waiting for our beloved bees to buzz on by.

Working in collaboration with Covent Garden, Spokesafe transformed a space in the heart of Covent Garden into a secure bike parking facility which is open to the public 24/7

Covent Garden is an open-air pedestrianised location in the heart of West End. Our vehicle free streets through the day ensure safety, cleaner air and plenty of space to explore.

HUBBUB PLANTS

Guest Edits from Hubbub

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

All You Need To Know About Visiting Covent Garden

Across 9 streets and one historic Piazza, discover the very best of London.

Covent Garden is in the heart of the West End, easily reached via tube, train, cycle, on foot, boat & taxi.

From world-class fashion, beauty & lifestyle stores to the most exciting dining options

Covent Gardening

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
The Petersham Afternoon Tea (2)

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.

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