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
    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.

     

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    There's nothing worse than taking a peek to see how your seedlings are doing only to find something has chomped its way through half of them. Slugs! How do you get rid of them, and deal with other pests and disease the garden?

    In this workshop we'll be looking at organic methods of dealing with some of the most common pesky problems, without causing harm to ourselves or wildlife we want to visit our garden.

    This workshop is a pay-what-you-can workshop, but numbers are limited. To be sure of a place on the day 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
    02
    Jun
    2018
    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    As we head towards midsummer our plants can become a bit sprawling and get out of hand. They will also need to be fed in order to get the best yield from our crops – especially tomatoes!

    In this session we will be building support structures for plants and looking at how and what to give them for the best results, comparing shop-bought products with organic homemade feed.

    There's a brew made from comfrey, but it don't half onk!

    This workshop is a pay-what-you-can workshop, but numbers are limited. To be sure of a place on the day 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
    07
    Jul
    2018
    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    Nothing beats a plant you’ve got for free, and that’s just what you get when you take cuttings from established plants.

    Rosemary, sage, mint (probably the easiest of all) and many more herbs can all be propagated from cuttings, and in this workshop you’ll be shown how to do it.

    It's easier than you think - and you'll be doubling plant stock in no time!

    This workshop is a pay-what-you-can workshop, but numbers are limited. To be sure of a place on the day 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.

 

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!