Bandstand Beds

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


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Diana's Chutney Workshop

    10am to 1pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common


    At the height of summer there is often a glut of fruit and veg harvested from the garden and a great way to save some for a rainy day – or Christmas with cheese crackers – is to make chutney.

    One of our founder members, Diana Linskey, is a dab hand at chutney making and it’s become an annual event for her to share her skills with us – see our website.

    Diana has some fabulous recipes (see link) including a delicious Seasonal Chutney – a perfect gift for friends.

    During the session Diana will take you on a step-by-step guide from chopping veg to jarring up the finished product, and everyone will have a jar of chutney to take home!

    If you would like to attend take part in this workshop, email to secure a place.

    To cover the cost of some of the ingredients and materials for this workshop we ask for a pay what you can afford donation.

    This workshop will be run in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 safety guidelines.


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!