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 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.
We are raising funds for two projects this year, composting bays on the site next to our garden so we can recycle all of our garden waste and our Feast & Car Free Day celebration on Saturday 25 September. We are looking to raise £2,000. Can you help? If so, please click on this GoFundMe link.
We garden on Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7pm and run an over 55s session on Monday from 2 – 4pm.
Due to Covid-19, access to our community growing spaces is currently restricted to BBA members only, and the number of people attending our gardening sessions is in accordance with the Government’s current guidelines.
Sat15Feb202010am to middayBandstand Beds Garden , Windmill Drive, Clapham Common
Although it has the fewest days, the cold, dark month of February often feels like it will go on forever…
But with a warm, sunny windowsill there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you can start sowing seeds ready for spring.
At the end of last summer, we held a fantastic seed saving workshop with Richard Galpin from London Freedom Seed Bank, and we now have lots of saved tomato seeds.
During this session we will sow some of these seeds in pots to take away and germinate at home – ready to grow on in the polytunnel in spring.
FREE - everyone welcome!
If you would like to know more about Bandstand Beds, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed18Mar20207pm-9pmOmnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW
As gardeners we're always concious of the weather and how it affects the plants we're growing and our harvest. It's always been chngeable, but now it seems to go to extremes.
This has been one of the warmest and wettest winters on record...
Heading for extinction and what to do about it is a talk documenting the latest scientific research on the climate crisis. It shows why urgent action is required, and explains how we can use non-violent direct action to try and stop things getting worse.
Free event - everyone welcome!
Find Extinction Rebellion Lambeth on facebook.com - xrlambeth.earth
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!