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 7.30pm (summertime only) and run an over 55s Grown-Up Gardening session on Monday from 2 – 4pm in partnership with Froglife’s Wild Times.

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.

In the last two years we have received financial and gift support from The National Lottery Community Fund, Leyland SDM’s Give London a Lift and Waitrose & Partners and Lambeth’s Changing Lives.

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


Event Information:

  • Mon

    Over 55s Grown-Up Gardening & Wild Times

    2pm to 4pmThe Spinney, Windmill Drive, Clapham Common SW4 9DE

    Through the spring, summer and autumn we have been running our over 55s Grown-Up Gardening sessions in partnership with Froglife’s Wild Times – part of their Leaping Forward for Dementia project.

    Froglife's Leaping Forward for Dementia Project dementia-friendly Wild Times. But now the winter is upon us it’s way too cold to continue holding the sessions in our community garden – even in the polytunnel. So, by popular demand we’re moving somewhere warmer.

    From 17 January 2022, these Monday sessions will move to The Spinney, which is just a short distance from our garden on Windmill Drive. In this warm indoor space, we’ll be able to continue our fun-filled garden, nature and wildlife related activities, along with arts & crafts workshops. And of course, there will also be lots of tea, cake and good company.

    To find out more about Froglife’s Wild Times send an email to Vicky Peet or call her on 07377 970844.

    For information about taking part at Bandstand Beds click on this link or email us.                                                                                         




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!