Bandstand Beds

Food growing in the heart of Clapham

We are a community garden run by dedicated volunteers, aiming to get their hands dirty, get outside, grow vegetables and have a good time.

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.

We growing everything from squash to salad and veg for Sunday roast. And all of this lovely local produce is available to our members and passers-by for a donation, which goes towards keeping our garden growing.

Are you interested in the community, gardening, sustainability, the environment, your health and wellbeing or knowledge sharing? If the answer is yes, then drop in and see us – or take a peak at our activities From Seed to Feast in 2018.

Our community garden is self-sustaining and has been built with grant funding, in-kind support from Lambeth Council and generous donations from individuals visiting our produce stall on Saturday mornings.

If you would like to make a donation to keep our garden growing please click on this link.

2021 COVID-19  LOCKDOWN
We will not be running our gardening sessions during this time.

Events

  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    10am to middayBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

     

    With spring bustin’ out all over it’s time to start some serious seed sowing!

    We'll be joining Capital Growth’s national day of edible action by hosting a Good to Grow event in our community garden.

    We’ll be sowing sunflowers, squash and pea shoots to grow at home on windowsills, ready to plant outdoors when the weather is warmer.

    If you would like to take part in our Good to Grow event please email to book a place.

    For more information about taking part at Bandstand Beds or becoming a member click on the hyperlinks or drop an email to ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com.

    Please note: We will work in small groups, observing social distancing and there will be restrictions on numbers in the garden.

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  • Sat
    17
    Jul
    2021
    10am to 1pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

     

    At the height of summer there is often a glut of fruit and veg harvested from the garden and a great way to save some for a rainy day – or Christmas with cheese crackers – is to make chutney.

    One of our founder members, Diana Linskey, is a dab hand at chutney making and it’s become an annual event for her to share her skills with us – see our website.

    Diana has some fabulous recipes (see link) including a delicious Seasonal Chutney – a perfect gift for friends.

    During the session Diana will take you on a step-by-step guide from chopping veg to jarring up the finished product, and everyone will have a jar of chutney to take home!

    If you would like to attend take part in this workshop, email bandstandbeds@gmail.com to secure a place.

    To cover the cost of some of the ingredients and materials for this workshop we ask for a pay what you can afford donation.

    This workshop will be run in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 safety guidelines.

     

Want to know more about Bandstand Beds? 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 and become and become a member? For more information get in touch with us!