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.
Currant bed preparation - Sunday 24th February 11 - 2
Bandstand Beds are branching out! Join us planting black and red currants. Learn about the importance of soil preparation and mychorrizal fungi for woody plants. We'll be looking forward to a fruit harvest in July, making preserves and fruit leathers.
Find us by the One O'clock club, between the playground and the yard offices.
Come prepared to barrow compost and manure, and to mix it all together. We have some gloves, but you might want to bring your own!
Have you pledged your membership donation? Bandstand Beds have just formed an association and we need start up money til our funding bids start to come in - we hope! Paypal button coming soon, or just come along with cheque/cash or contact us and we'll tell you where to post it.
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!