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 your gardening, sustainability, the environment, your health and wellbeing and your local community? If the answer to all or any of these is yes, then why not join us? For information about membership click on this link.
We garden on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7.30pm (summertime only) and run an over 55s Grown-Up Gardening session on Monday from 2 – 4pm in partnership with Froglife’s Wild Times.
For more information about taking part in our gardening sessions click on this link.
Our community garden is self-sustaining and has been built with grant funding, in-kind support from Lambeth Council and generous donations from visitors to our produce stall on Saturday mornings.
Here’s a sneak peak at our activities From Seed to Feast in 2018.
Sat23Jul202210am to middayBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common
Back in February community gardener Patrick McCabe ran a workshop for us, covering the basics of pruning fruit trees and bushes. In the workshop we discovered that as well as pruning during the dormant winter months, to ensure healthy growth and a good harvest fruit trees also benefit from some summer pruning.
In this follow-up to our February workshop, Patrick will recap on the basics and give a step-by-step guide to summer pruning, focussing on the young trees planted beside our composting bays last year.
Patrick has been involved in community gardening on Lambeth estates for the past six years. He has a particular interest in food growing and working in partnership with organisations to create community garden spaces. As well as the pruning workshop in February, Patrick also facilitated a fantastic seed saving workshop last September – and will be running another for this year.
This workshop is open to everyone over the age of 16*.
Cost? £10 donation or pay what you can afford.
Booking in advance is necessary. To reserve a place on this workshop please email us.
*Note: Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information about BBA safeguarding click on this link.
Want to know more about Bandstand Beds? 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 and become and become a member? For more information get in touch with us!