Streatham Common Community Garden is a welcoming place where people from all walks of life can come to learn, volunteer and enjoy being in a beautiful and productive walled garden at the bottom of the Rookery. The Garden is a community resource, offering people the chance to come together to grow food, learn about organic growing, sustainable living and healthy eating.
We provide support and training in organic gardening and the growing of fruit and vegetables to other local charities and groups including work experience high school students and nursery children. We work with many other local organisations including Streatham Common co Operative (SCcOOP) who run the Rookery, and London Wildlife Trust, Friends of Streatham Common, to run events and joint projects such as restoring historic features and increasing wildlife habitat.
We are open on Wednesdays and Sundays 11am-3pm (reduced hours over winter – see social media for details) and hold monthly free workshops on all aspects of organic growing as well as other events over the year such as Apple Day, Wassailing and Harvest Celebration.
We run our Learner Plot project, where groups and individuals apply for a small plot to have for a year, and develop and learn how to grow food with the support of a Community Gardener. Look out for this opportunity in late – February. We work with local organisations such as Streatham Drop in Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Spires and Mencap and each year aim to reach out to new parts of our community so more people can enjoy this beautiful sanctuary in the city.
Visitors can come in to have a look around, get involved with volunteering or buy organic produce from us on Sundays in the growing season. We also have an Education Room which is available for bookings for small groups/events.
Joint winner Blooming Lambeth Awards 2018 Best community garden in a park