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.

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.

Mondays (from April) • Grown-up Gardening for the over 55s, from 11am to 2pm. A chance to get outdoors in the garden, relax and meet people – with tea and cake!

Wednesday evenings • During the summer months we meet on Wednesday evenings 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.

We are currently fundraising to lay pathway and install a composting toilet in our community garden. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of this project please click on this link, or email


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Our first session of 2019

    10 to 12.30Bandstand Beds Gararden , Windmill Drive, Clapham Common


    Happy new year!

    We had an amazing time in our garden in 2018 as you can see from this link to Ollie Smallwood's film From Seed to Feast, and we're hoping this one will be even better.

    One of our aims in 2018 was to raise money to install a pathway through our polytunnel to resolve a drainage issue and make it fully accessible for year-round gardening.

    To make this happen we were recently selected for a Tesco Bags of Help grant of £1,000, £2,000 or £4,000 depending on the in-store vote by shoppers - so we need your help too. To find out more click on this link.

    Right now, we need to start preparing the garden for work to begin early spring (hopefully), and that's what we'll be doing on the 19th.

    Hope you will be able to join us, but remember it will be cold so wear plenty of layers.

    There'll be warming homemade soup at the end of the morning!

    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.




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!