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:

  • Events 2015

    17 March 2015 Annual General Meeting at The Bread and Roses, Clapham Manor Street

    29 March Tidying up the beds, planting rhubarb and gooseberries at Spinney Beds

    19 April Planting lettuce, peas, beans and sunflowers Bandstand Beds and Spinney

    16 May weeding, harvesting garlic, planning

    27 June PickNic litterpick new food growing space at Windmill Drive

    11 July Tidying up spinney and bandstand beds, harvesting crops

    1 August levelling inside polytunnel and planning at Windmill drive

    15 August building raised beds at Windmill Drive

    See our three locations on Clapham Common – and Bandstand Beds (since 2012) Pumpkin patch (new 2013) and new community food growing space, Windmill Drive (2015)

     View Bandstand Beds Pumpkin Patch in a larger map

    View Clapham Common Bandstand Beds in a larger map and new space on Windmill Drive

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!