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:

  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018

    Discover Bugs & Beast on Clapham Common

    2:00 pmMeet at Clapham Common Bandstand

    Head off on a walking tour with Dr Iain Boulton, Environmental Compliance Officer for Lambeth Council, and take a look at the many invertebrates (animals without backbones) that live on Clapham Common.

    Stag beetle

    Learn how to survey for insects, spiders and other tiny creatures, and discover their importance for the health and wellbeing of the Common and its users.

    Are these animals good or bad for us, the Common and the environment, and are all the legends and stories we hear about them true or false?

    This tour is free and open to everyone.

     

     

 

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!