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.


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 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


Event Information:

  • Currant bed preparation - Sunday 24th February 11 - 2

    Bandstand Beds are branching out! Join us planting black and red currants. Learn about the importance of soil preparation and mychorrizal fungi for woody plants. We'll be looking forward to a fruit harvest in July, making preserves and fruit leathers.
    Find us by the One O'clock club, between the playground and the yard offices.


    Come prepared to barrow compost and manure, and to mix it all together. We have some gloves, but you might want to bring your own!

    Have you pledged your membership donation? Bandstand Beds have just formed an association and we need start up money til our funding bids start to come in - we hope! Paypal button coming soon, or just come along with cheque/cash or contact us and we'll tell you where to post it.

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!