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.

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.

Keep Growing Mondays • A gardening session for the over 55s. A chance to get outdoors in the garden, relax and meet people.

Wednesday evenings • During the summer months we meet on a Wednesday evening 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.

Events

Event Information:

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Colour Your Common

    1pm to 4pmWindmill Drive, Clapham Common

    We’re working with Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) to create a wildflower haven to bring beauty and biodiversity to the Common this year. The project has been awarded funding from the Mayor’s Greener City Fund, but…

                                            

    An area of ground on the Common between the Spinney Nursery and our garden on Windmill Drive needs to have turf removed ready to plant the meadow. Work has already started, but there is a long way to go.

     

     

    Fancy a free gym session on the Common, then why not join us for digging the dirt this Saturday - followed by tea and cake?

     

    If you can’t make it but want to know more about the project, email ccmacvolunteers@gmail.com or follow @colourcommon1 on Twitter

     

 

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!