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…

Event Information:

  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021

    Good to Grow

    10am to middayBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

     

    With spring bustin’ out all over it’s time to start some serious seed sowing!

    We'll be joining Capital Growth’s national day of edible action by hosting a Good to Grow event in our community garden.

    We’ll be sowing sunflowers, squash and pea shoots to grow at home on windowsills, ready to plant outdoors when the weather is warmer.

    If you would like to take part in our Good to Grow event please email to book a place.

    For more information about taking part at Bandstand Beds or becoming a member click on the hyperlinks or drop an email to ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com.

    Please note: We will work in small groups, observing social distancing and there will be restrictions on numbers in the garden.

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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!