Bandstand Beds Association (BBA)

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 7pm (summertime only)  and run an over 55s Grown-Up Gardening session on Monday from 2 – 4pm in partnership with Wild Times – part of Froglife’s Leaping Forward for Dementia project. From Monday 17 January until 21 March  2022 these sessions will take place indoors at The Spinney, a short walk from our garden on Windmill Drive, Clapham Common,

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. 

This year we have received financial support from The National Lottery Community Fund, Leyland SDM’s Give London a Lift and Waitrose & Partners.

Here’s a sneak peak at our activities From Seed to Feast in 2018.

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

     

     

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!