Bandstand Beds

Food growing in the heart of Clapham

We are a community garden, sustained by dedicated volunteers, aiming to get their hands dirty, get outside, grow vegetables and have a good time. Growing everything from squash to salad and veg for your Sunday roast.

We pride ourselves on providing an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, with the added benefit of taking home freshly picked fruit and vegetables.

Are you interested in the community, gardening, sustainability, the environment, your health or knowledge sharing?

If the answer is yes, then join us on Saturdays from 10am for our weekly gardening session, with tea and cake at around 11.30am. And on the first Saturday of the month we stay open later for a laidback lunch.

 

Events

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    At last month's workshop we chitted potatoes and in this session they will be planted in bags - a great way to grow in a small space.

    You'll also learn about propagating plants from seed, indoors or out.

    Find out which compost to use along with information about feeding, watering and seedling care.

    Seed sowing will include tomatoes, carrots and beetroot.

    This is a pay-what-can-workshop. Everyone welcome but numbers are limited.

    To add your name to the session list email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    12pm - 3pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) and partners will be creating a wildflower haven to bring beauty and biodiversity to the Common this year. The project has been awarded a grant from the Mayor’s Greener City Fund, but also needs to raise extra funding to buy plants.

    Volunteers to help with ground preparation and planting are also needed! Can you help?

    Come along to the Colour Your Common Launch in our garden to find out how to get involved, sow wildflower seeds – and join us for tea and cake. Everyone welcome!

    For more info or to find out how to make a financial donation to the project, email ccmacvolunteers@gmail.com

    Follow Colour Your Common on Twitter @colourcommon1

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    Want to grow you own veg but don't have much outside space?

    At this workshop you'll be shown how to make the most of the area you have available. We will divide the bed in the picture (left) into sections to enable us to grow a variety of crops.

    Throughout the growing season we will return to the bed to look at organic methods of dealing with pests and disease in the garden, weed identification and crop rotation to give us a year-round supply of fresh produce.

    This is a pay-what-you-can workshop. Everyone welcome, but numbers are limited.

    To add your name to the session list email ccbanstandbeds.@gmail.com

    If you would like to receive our weekly members’ email updates about workshops, events and activities in the garden you can find out how to join our group by clicking on this link.

    For more information drop us an email.

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    10am to 3pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    The Small Change, Big Difference campaign has launched in the capital to help Londoners make a positive difference to their health, pockets and the planet by getting savvier with their food.

    Small Change, Big Difference is about eating more healthily and sustainably, reducing the food we waste at home and recycling what we don’t eat.

    Bandstand Beds is hosting four workshops being run by facilitators from this campaign over two Saturdays...

    21 & 28 April 2018 – 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
    (with lunch in the garden)

    FREE - everyone is welcome!

    To reserve a place on these workshops click on this link.

     

 

Want more information? Read about our history here. Check out our blog to see what we’ve been up to recently. Or just want to dive straight in, come along and see what volunteering is like? Get in touch with us!