4 March 2013

As an intimate and social new addition to the FACT building, The Garden will focus on vegetarian options and deliver a selection of soups and sandwiches as well as a wide variety of Fairtrade loose leaf teas from across the globe.

The Garden will play host to regular monthly events and meet-ups, as well as providing a perfect space for meetings and networking events. The creative space, with a focus on good quality and wholesome produce serving up something for everyone.

This year the FACT building is celebrating 10 years as the place where people, art and technology meet, and now, the team at LEAF are delighted to bring along their skills to help create an innovative new café. With both organisations sharing an independent ethos and love for the creative industries, The Garden will be the ideal place to sit back, sip tea and catch up with friends as we welcome in a new decade at FACT.

Natalie Haywood, Managing Director of LEAF, said: "We are excited to join forces with FACT and launch our new café concept The Garden. The original FACT café was actually the inspiration for our first LEAF venue! As a place we really loved, it feels right to host a café in this space now four years later."
Iona Horsburgh, executive director of FACT, said: "FACT is delighted to be able to announce the arrival of The Garden and the start of a successful partnership with LEAF. We are delighted that our visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting and unique menu as well as fresh new look and feel to the facilities on offer.  We anticipate that The Garden by LEAF at FACT will become as much of a must-visit food and drink destination as LEAF itself."

The Garden will officially open on 14 March alongside FACT's major new exhibition The Art of Pop Video. Stay tuned for updates, menu's and images as we get ready for our new addition to the building!