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:

  • Sat

    Common People

    12pm to 5pmClapham Common Bandstand

    Common People is back!

    Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to hold our annual Common People event in 2020 & 2021, but this year we’re returning to the Bandstand to kick-off a series of Summer Concerts on the Common.

    Common People will have live music on  the Bandstand provided by local performers. Would you like to showcase your talent? We’d love to hear from you – click here to email us.

    We’ll also joined on the day by Froglife, Dr Bike carrying out cycle checks, and The Clapham Society who will holding a history walk at 4pm.

    We hope you’ll come along and join us too – everyone welcome!

    To find out more about Bandstand Beds membership and out taking part at our community garden click on the highlighted links, or drop us an 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!