Take part

Bandstand Beds Association (BBA) has had an amazing journey from its humble beginnings with a few raised beds beside the cafe at the Bandstand to the wonderful community garden on Windmill Drive, and we continue to thrive and grow thanks to our strong volunteer base and the support of the local community.

We are a membership organisation made up of a diverse group of people who are responsible for the management and running of BBA’s community growing spaces on Clapham Common, where we garden together.

Anyone can become a BBA member* and take part, from complete novice with a yearning to get outdoors with their hands in the dirt to green-fingered gardeners wanting to grow food and share their horticultural skills. Being a volunteer-led organisation with no paid staff,  BBA particularly welcomes members who will commit to helping with all aspects of running our organisation and maintaining our community growing spaces. 

When do we meet?

  • Saturdays from 9.30am to 1pm.
  • Wednesday evenings during the summer months from 5 to 7pm. 
  • Mondays from 2 to 4pm we run an over 55s Grown-Up Gardening session in partnership with Froglife’s Leaping Forward for Dementia project. 

Where? We meet at our community garden Windmill Drive, Clapham Common SW4 9DE.

What you need: Tools, equipment, seeds and plants are provided, but we suggest you bring your own gardening gloves. Also, wear sturdy footwear suitable for gardening and warm clothing during the winter months. No gardening experience necessary. 

Contact: Please email if you are thinking of dropping in to see us or would like more information.

*Note: Members must be aged 18-plus. Anyone under the age of under 18 must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian while in the community garden and taking part in BBA activities.

Due to Covid-19, access to our community growing spaces is currently restricted to BBA members only, and children aged 16+. The number of people attending our gardening sessions will be limited in accordance with the Government’s current guidelines.