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 garden is open…

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 April) • 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.

We are currently fundraising to lay pathway and install a composting toilet in our community garden. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of this project please click on this link, or email


Event Information:

  • Thu

    Clapham Common Management Advisory Commitee Annual Open Meeting

    7:00 pmClapham Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common Northside

    Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) is the group that works with Lambeth Council to manage the Common.

    The committee is made up of local councillors, elected community representatives, the Clapham Society and the Friends of Clapham Common.

    In recognition of our contribution to Clapham Common and CCMAC there is an item on the Agenda for the AOM proposing that Bandstand Beds Association has community representation on the committee, in the same way that the Clapham Society and Friends of Clapham Common do.

    The CCMAC Annual Open Meeting is open to all local residents (Lambeth or Wandsworth) and all users of the Common, and all residents and users are entitled to vote at this meeting.

    If you believe Bandstand Beds Association has become an important part of Clapham Common and makes a positive contribution to it, please come along and support our organisation at the CCMAC AOM.

    Directions on how to get to Omnibus Theatre can be found here.

    For more information email




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!