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:

  • Sat

    Colour Your Common

    1pm to 4pmWindmill Drive, Clapham Common

    We're working with Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) to create and amazing wildflower haven on the Common, opposite out garden on Windmill Drive.

    The plan is to have strips of wildflower planting running across the grass and with the help of GoodGym Lambeth digging off the top layer of turn one of these is now almost complete (pic right).

    But there are about five more to do... HELP!

    Fancy a free workout on the Common this Saturday? Then get down digging with us! And for those who fancy something a little more sedate there's loads of seed sowing to be done.

    But it won't be all work and no play, we'll be round off the afternoon with Easter eggs (maybe hidden) and
    hot-cross buns.

    Sounds like your idea of a fun afternoon on the Common? Then head for our garden on Windmill Drive at 1pm.

    Everyone welcome!

    For more info about CCMAC's Colour Your Common project, email

    Follow Colour Your Common on Twitter @colourcommon1

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!