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.


Event Information:

  • Fri

    Bat spotting with Dr Iain Boulton

    7:15 pmMeet at Clapham Common Bandstand

    There's something quite magical about walking across the Common at dusk and spotting a bat fluttering across the skyline. And if you never seen a bat, or wouldn't know one if you did, then joining this walk with Iain is something you really must do!

    The walk will kick-off from the Bandstand and visit areas where Iain has spotted bats on previous occasions.

    Iain told us: 'We usually do a tour of Mount Pond as this as this is always good for bats. But I think this time we can do a short detour to the outside of and around the community garden as there must be bats now using that area as a prime foraging spot.'

    The walks usually last an hour. It's a free event and everyone is welcome!


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!