It’s hard to come across this kind of place in Dublin. With so few parks and green areas around, you might think it’s a concrete jungle here. However, this spot is sooo unique you won’t feel you are in the city centre.
It use to be a parking lot for a very busy Cork Street, until the local community decided they need some green spot in the neighbourhood. Between the residential area that Dublin 8 is, there was a need for organically grown food and place of tranquility and meditation in the open air. This is how the community garden came into existence.
It’s waaaaay off the beaten track, but you can still visit it: have a coffee, browse around all the organically grown food, and yes, if you are nice to the main person looking after it, you can try all kinds of food for free* (and by free I mean there is a donation jar which you can slip some coins into to keep the garden going, but there is no obligation to do so).
What I like the most about this place is the fact that it’s solely run by local volunteers, who come here to grow food that anyone can try it and the best part is… you can be part of it 🙂