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.

Spacehive Crowdfunding Project

We are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,149 to install pathways to make our community garden a welcoming and safe place for everyone. Each Saturday we have a stall at our community garden on Windmill Drive and all money donated for produce is pledged to our Spacehive crowdfunding project.

We have until 7 October 2017 to achieve our total goal and we are already more than half way there, but there’s still a long way to go and time is running out… Can you help us achieve our target? If you would like to pledge a donation you can do so by clicking on this link to Spacehive

Events

Event Information:

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017

    Bandstand Beds X HowellandHarte X Cactus Kitchens Community Cook Up

    1:00 pmWindmill Drive Garden

    On Saturday 17th June Bandstand Beds volunteer led community food growing project, HowellandHarte and Cactus Kitchens are collaborating for London Food Month to host a special Common Cook Up. Utilising fresh produce dug up straight from the community garden that morning Bandstand Beds volunteers, and food blogging duo, Will Howell & Conor Harte will be creating a mouth-watering menu to be enjoyed by all.

    Alongside assisting Will & Conor, Cactus Kitchens’ cookery school team will be providing a free taster session of their popular Knife Skills class, giving guests a chance to learn how to handle a kitchen knife with confidence. Top tips will included learning how to dice and slice vegetables and herbs to reduce waste in the kitchen and get the best from seasonal home grown produce.

    Bandstand Beds is a community garden project set up in 2013 to encourage locals to get their hands dirty, get outside, grow vegetables and have a good time. The group has grown from 10 to over 90 volunteer members and has been funded and supported by various charities including The Princes Trust, Tesco Bags of Help and Awards for All.

    Book your free ticket here

     

 

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!