Bandstand Beds

Growing into 2017 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? Join us on Saturdays for our weekly gardening meet-up (sometimes coupled with a picnic full of fresh veggies!) and get involved with your community.

Events

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 pmWindmill Drive Garden

    Join food bloggers howell and harte for their inaugural supper club series at the Bandstand Beds vegetable garden on Clapham Common. These evenings promise to be a fabulous showcase of fresh food and al fresco feasting. With a menu based around the garden's seasonal produce the menu promises to champion the virtues of growing your own veg and supporting this wonderful local enterprise.

     

    Aside from taking the opportunity to showcase this wonderful plot, the supper clubs are being run to help raise funds to create hoggin pathways to allow access for disabled visitors to the garden as well as making it generally safer for those less steady on their feet. This will allow Bandstand Beds to continue its mission to facilitate skill sharing amongst the whole community.

     

    Menu may change depending on seasonality and what is currently in the garden but the food will be entirely vegetarian. In case that puts some of you off here's a sample menu:

     

    Amuse Bouche - radishes in seed soil

     

    Starter - green gazpacho and flower pot bread with fennel butter

     

    Main - Persian ratatouille with grains and shoots

     

    Dessert - fresh welsh cakes with preserve fresca

     

    BYOB and let us know if you have any dietary requirements

     

    Suggested donation of £25 per sitting

     

    Click here to book tickets

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    10:30 amWindmill Drive Garden

    Details as per 20 May workshop. Please book places limited.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pmWindmill Drive Garden

    Join food bloggers howell and harte for their inaugural supper club series at the Bandstand Beds vegetable garden on Clapham Common. These evenings promise to be a fabulous showcase of fresh food and al fresco feasting. With a menu based around the garden's seasonal produce the menu promises to champion the virtues of growing your own veg and supporting this wonderful local enterprise.

     

    Aside from taking the opportunity to showcase this wonderful plot, the supper clubs are being run to help raise funds to create hoggin pathways to allow access for disabled visitors to the garden as well as making it generally safer for those less steady on their feet. This will allow Bandstand Beds to continue its mission to facilitate skill sharing amongst the whole community.

     

    Menu may change depending on seasonality and what is currently in the garden but the food will be entirely vegetarian. In case that puts some of you off here's a sample menu:

     

    Amuse Bouche - radishes in seed soil

     

    Starter - green gazpacho and flower pot bread with fennel butter

     

    Main - Persian ratatouille with grains and shoots (veg jerk, something Persian inspired)

     

    Dessert - fresh welsh cakes with preserve fresca

     

    BYOB and let us know if you have any dietary requirements

     

    Suggested donation of £25 per sitting

     

    Click here to book your ticket

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    11:00 amWindmill Drive Garden

    Freshly cooked food, activities and workshops celebrating the fruits of our labours.

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amWindmill Drive Garden

    Celebrating everything autumnal, with warming soups, squash curries and pumpkin carving. Come get in the spooky spirit ready for All Hallows Eve.

 

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!