Streatham Common Community Garden

Streatham Common Community Garden

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The community garden is a welcoming place where people from all walks of life can come to volunteer and learn.

We have been established since 2011 as a community resource for food growing and organic gardening.  Through our actions we promote sustainable living, good health, biodiversity and positive community interaction.

We provide one to one support and workshops on organic gardening and the growing of fruit and vegetables. 

Much of our time is given to maintaining our amazing site, showcasing a productive garden in the middle of South London.


The garden is run by a Board of Trustees and supported by enthusiastic volunteers, who maintain the shared areas.

The garden is open Wednesdays and Sundays to visitors, volunteers, our Learner Plot project participants, and on Sunday only, a Little Growers club for 7-11 year olds.  

Volunteers can drop in to sessions to work on the communal growing areas.

Our Learner Plot project invites applications each March. Community groups, individuals, families and friends can apply to look after a small plot for a year. We provide free training, seeds and tools, and support from a Community Gardener. Plotters learn the basics of organic growing, from preparing the soil to seed-sowing, plant care and propagation, to harvesting and cooking.

Our Little Growers project is in its third year.  Children aged between 7 to 11 are accompanied by a parent and given the chance to grow and cook their own healthy food, with support from a Community Gardener. It is a fun activity on site with additional online resources that include how-to guides, recipes and cut-out and colour-in activities. These are free for all to download.

Both the Learner Plotter project and  the Little Growers project are very popular and over subscribed.

In our annual programme, we include three harvest events and picnics to share food together, as well as workshops some of which are open to the broader community.

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