Bandstand Beds Association (BBA)

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 your gardening, sustainability, the environment, your health and wellbeing and your local community? If the answer to all or any of these is yes, then why not join us! For information about membership click on this link.

We garden on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7pm and run an over 55s session on Monday from 2 – 4pm  in partnership with Froglife’s Leaping Forward for Dementia project. 

For more information about taking part at our gardening sessions click on this link.

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

This year we have received support from The National Lottery Community Fund and Leyland SDM’s Give London a Lift.

Here’s a sneak peak at our activities From Seed to Feast in 2018.

Events…

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020
    10am to middayBandstand Beds Garden , Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    Although it has the fewest days, the cold, dark month of February often feels like it will go on forever…

    But with a warm, sunny windowsill there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you can start sowing seeds ready for spring.

    At the end of last summer, we held a fantastic seed saving workshop with Richard Galpin from London Freedom Seed Bank, and we now have lots of saved tomato seeds.

    During this session we will sow some of these seeds in pots to take away and germinate at home – ready to grow on in the polytunnel in spring.

    FREE - everyone welcome!

    If you would like to know more about Bandstand Beds, email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020
    7pm-9pmOmnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW

    As gardeners we're always concious of the weather and how it affects the plants we're growing and our harvest. It's always been chngeable, but now it seems to go to extremes.

    This has been one of the warmest and wettest winters on record...

    Heading for extinction and what to do about it is a talk documenting the latest scientific research on the climate crisis. It shows why urgent action is required, and explains how we can use non-violent direct action to try and stop things getting worse.

    Free event - everyone welcome!

    Find Extinction Rebellion Lambeth on facebook.com - xrlambeth.earth

    Twitter @XRLambeth

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!