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.

COVID-19 – GARDEN OPENING.

During the coronavirus crisis a small group of our members have been keeping our garden growing and we now have veg to harvest. Although we are still unable to open our community garden normally, we are allowing a limited number of people on site on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm and Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. If you would like to pick up some fresh produce during these times please email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com to say you will be dropping by.

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 ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

Events

Event Information:

  • Swap events

    Page under construction March 2013 - bear with us until we can map it up. Want to register your group's event? Contact Fiona ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com or

    17th March seed swap Roots and Shoots
    21st March 19:00 - 221:00 Borough-wide meeting for Community groups - kick start Squash and Bean Swap. Bring your seeds!
    Sun 14th April 11:00 - 15:00 seed sowing Bandstand Beds
    Sun 21st April seed sowing Ruskin Park Community Gardens
    sun 21st April seed sowing Grow Rosendale
    Sunday 28th April seed sowing Brockwell Park Community Glasshouses
    Sun 5th May seed sowing Myatt's Fields growing group (right name?)
    Sat 18th May seedling swap 322 Edible bus route
    Sat 18th May seedling swap Brockwell Park Community Glasshouses
    Sun 19th May seedling swap Brockwell Park Community Glasshouses
    Sun 19th May seedling swap Grow Rosendale
    Sund 19th May seedling swap Ruskin Park Community Gardens
    Sun 19th May seedling swap Streatham Common Community Garden
    Sun 19th May seed sowing AND seedling swap Bandstand Beds
    Sun June 2nd seedling swap (and Big Lunch picnic) Bandstand Beds
    Sun June 2nd seedling swap Loughborough Farm
    Sun June 9th seedling swap Myatt's Fields growing group (?)
    Sat 14th September harvest festival and cooking Myatt's Fields growing group (?)
    Sat 21st September cooking and feasting Bandstand Beds
    Sat 15th October cooking and feasting Bandstand Beds

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!