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

    Chutney Workshop

    10am to 1pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common


    When we meet in our garden to harvest the veg we get very excited when we see just how much there is during the summer months, and of course we want none to go to waste.

    One way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to preserve it as chutney – delicious all year round and especially at Christmas with your favourite cheese!

    For the past few years one of our founder members, Diana Linskey (pictured right), has been making amazing seasonal chutney using our veg, which has gone down a storm with visitors to our garden. And in this workshop, Diana will be sharing her culinary skills so you too can create your own scrumptious chutney at home.

    Workshop cost - pay-what-you-can-afford donation. Everyone welcome, but to be sure of a place on the day email

    If you would like to receive our 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!