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 garden is open…
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK OUR GARDENING ISN’T OPENING AS NORMAL. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: email@example.com
Saturdays • We are a fun group of people who meet to garden between 10am and 1pm with tea and cake at around 11.30. There is a table at our main gate with freshly harvested produce which is available to the public for a donation. During the summer months we often hold a laidback lunch, for a pay-what-you-can donation, or a bring and share picnic.
Mondays (from 30 March) • Grown-up Gardening for the over 55s, from 11am to 2pm. A chance to get outdoors in the garden, relax and meet people – with tea and cake!
Wednesday evenings • During the summer months we meet on Wednesday evenings from 6pm until around 7.30pm to garden and harvest veg.
If you would like to become a member of Bandstand Beds you can join here.
Our community garden is self-sustaining and has been built with grant funding, in kind support from Lambeth Council and kind donations from individuals. If you would like to make a donation to keep our garden growing please click on this link, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat23Nov201910am to middayWindmill Drive, Clapham Common
The Colour Your Common wildflowers have been a fantastic addition to Clapham Common, and here's an opportunity for you to help make this area even more beautiful next year.
To mark National Tree Week the Mayor of London is giving away 55,000 trees and we’re getting 50 hedgerow whips to plant in two areas along Windmill Drive.
Would you like to lend a hand? Then join us from 10am.
Tools and gloves provided but do wear clothing and footwear suitable for gardening, and there'll be refreshments at the end of the morning.
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Sat15Feb202010am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed18Mar20207pm-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
Sat25Apr202012pm to 2pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common
Last year we saved some frogspawn from a pond on the Common that had almost dried up.
In our garden we created a makeshift pond from an old plastic wheelbarrow and waited patiently for the spawn to hatch. Before long we had hundreds of tadpoles which in time grew legs, lost their tails and developed into tiny frogs.
Amazing to witness, especially as our frogspawn would've perished.
In the last century 70 percent of UK ponds have disappeared, but this isn’t the only reason toad and frog numbers are rapidly diminishing.
In this workshop Emily Millhouse will talk about her work with Froglife, the plight of toads on roads and she'll show us ways to make our gardens welcoming places for these wonderful creatures.
Cost of workshop? Pay-what-you-can donation on the day.
Everyone welcome, but numbers are limited.
To ensure a place on this workshop email email@example.com
Fri12Jun2020Picnic 6.30 - Stroll 9pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common
Bats are weirdly wonderful creatures surrounded by myth and legend – if you believe in vampires!
In reality they’re timid creatures quietly going about their nocturnal business unnoticed.
Have you ever seen one? Would you like to?
They're actually quite easy to spot around Clapham Common’s Mount Pond if you know where to look, and hear if you have the right equipment.
Join us for a bring-and-share picnic in our garden followed by an evening bat spotting stroll on the Common with Lambeth’s Dr Iain Boulton, who will bring heterodyne detectors to pick up the calls of the bats.
Free event. Everyone welcome!
For more information about this or other activities in our garden email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!