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

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  • Contact

    Want to know more? Have a question? Drop an email to ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com

    To keep up to date with our events follow us on...
    Twitter: @BandstandBeds
    Instagram: ccbandstandbeds
    Facebook: facebook.com/bandstandbeds

    How to find us:

    If you tap the postcode SW4 9DE into Google maps it will show you Clapham Common and Windmill Drive, which is where our community garden is. Look out for the polytunnel - that's us!

    There are many buses that serve Clapham Common including route numbers 88, 417, 33, 35, 155, 322, 249, 50, 137, 345, 690.
    Clapham Common tube is a 10-minute walk away and Clapham South is slightly closer.
    Parking can usually be found on Windmill Drive.

    We meet at our garden on Windmill Drive, but we also have fruit beds further along Windmill Drive, opposite the children's playground, and our original beds next to La Baita café near the Bandstand.

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!