Bandstand Beds

Food growing 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? 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. Some Saturdays we also hold a laidback lunch or 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
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Green Manures & Composting Workshop

    10:00 amBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    At the end of the summer growing season it’s important to put some goodness back into your soil. But how? Come along to this workshop and discover the benefits of sowing green manures in your vegetable plot.

    During the session we’ll learn about when and why we would sow a green manure, which varieties to choose and we will sow some in the garden.

    This session will also cover composting, what to include on your heap and troubleshooting problems that might arise. We’ll also explore composting you can do at home on a small scale.

    It's easier than you think - and you'll be doubling plant stock in no time!

    This workshop is a pay-what-you-can workshop, but numbers are limited. To be sure of a place on the day email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

    If you would like to receive our weekly members’ email updates about workshops, events and activities in the garden you can find out how to join our group by clicking on this link.

    For more information drop us an 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!