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.

COVID-19 – GARDEN OPENING.

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 ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com 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 ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

Events

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  • 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.

    COVID-19 - GARDEN OPENING.

    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 ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com 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 ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

    Events

    • Sat
      23
      Nov
      2019
      10am to middayWindmill Drive, Clapham Common

       

       

      The Colour Your Common wildflowers have been a fantastic addition to Clapham Common, and here's an opportunity for you to help make this area even more beautiful next year.

      To mark National Tree Week the Mayor of London is giving away 55,000 trees and we’re getting 50 hedgerow whips to plant in two areas along Windmill Drive.

      Would you like to lend a hand? Then join us from 10am.

      Tools and gloves provided but do wear clothing and footwear suitable for gardening, and there'll be refreshments at the end of the morning.

      For more info email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

       

       

    • Sat
      15
      Feb
      2020
      10am to middayBandstand Beds Garden , Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

      Although it has the fewest days, the cold, dark month of February often feels like it will go on forever…

      But with a warm, sunny windowsill there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you can start sowing seeds ready for spring.

      At the end of last summer, we held a fantastic seed saving workshop with Richard Galpin from London Freedom Seed Bank, and we now have lots of saved tomato seeds.

      During this session we will sow some of these seeds in pots to take away and germinate at home – ready to grow on in the polytunnel in spring.

      FREE - everyone welcome!

      If you would like to know more about Bandstand Beds, email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

    • Wed
      18
      Mar
      2020
      7pm-9pmOmnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW

      As gardeners we're always concious of the weather and how it affects the plants we're growing and our harvest. It's always been chngeable, but now it seems to go to extremes.

      This has been one of the warmest and wettest winters on record...

      Heading for extinction and what to do about it is a talk documenting the latest scientific research on the climate crisis. It shows why urgent action is required, and explains how we can use non-violent direct action to try and stop things getting worse.

      Free event - everyone welcome!

      Find Extinction Rebellion Lambeth on facebook.com - xrlambeth.earth

      Twitter @XRLambeth

    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!

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!