We are a successful community garden on the Cottington Estate, now running for 10 years. We have over 10 nationalities growing food here but we are also cultivating our flower beds. Each gardener learns about growing different food from other countries as their neighbours often get seeds send from ‘back home’. We have a productive apple orchard and grow hops allowing us to make beer with the Brixton Beer Collective. We have made a wildlife pond which has an ornate cover to allow more diversity to the garden. We have communal herb beds for use in cooking. We have events in the garden open to everyone, last year we had a vintage tea party and a spooky halloween party along with some relaxing BBQs. Local residents are encouraged to use the garden for family parties and quite often during warmer weekends there will be little gatherings such as a Latin fiesta or Korean cookout taking place. There is always a friendly face pottering around if people just want a chat or they can sit and listen to the wide variety of birds singing.
Joint Winner of Best Community Garden, Blooming Lambeth Awards 2019