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 and run an over 55s session on Monday from 2 – 4pm  in partnership with Froglife’s Leaping Forward for Dementia project. 

For more information about taking part at 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 support from The National Lottery Community Fund and Leyland SDM’s Give London a Lift.

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


Event Information:

  • Mon

    Grown Up Gardening's Back!

    2pm to 4pmBandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common

    It''s been a tough time for lots of older people during Covid, including lots of our members who have been unable to come along the garden because they've been shielding.

    Now, with most over 55s having received the vaccine and with the easing of restrictions, we're able to invite our members back along to the Monday Grown Up Gardening sessions.

    Our garden's a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Common, potter among the plants, meet people and chat – so why not join us!

    For information about Bandstand Beds membership click on this link.

    We are regulating numbers in the garden so if you would like to attend please email


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!