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The Gardens List!

Is your local garden listed below?
If not, contact Lewisham Gardens! Keep Lewisham's gardeners up to date
** Indicates a garden looking for volunteers this year. 

Blackheath

Brockley

Catford

Forster Park School Garden
Riverview Park Food Garden

Deptford

Downham

Watermead Estate, Bromley Road

Forest Hill

Grove Park

Hither Green 

Lee

Lewisham

Wearside Council Depot Garden

New Cross

Hatcham Askes Food Garden
Mulberry Diggers, SE14 6LE
Sandford Growers, Sandford Walk 
WallerBee Keeping Project & Garden
 

Sydenham

Telegraph Hill

Local Nature Reserves

Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park
To volunteer, contact the friends/ users groups or Nature Conservation Lewisham

Give 2 hours to a Community Garden
this summer!

 
Springbank Road Bus Stop Garden
Photo ©Hither Green Community Association

Community Gardens in Lewisham 

Lewisham now has 60+ Community Gardens!  They include orchards, flower gardens, kitchen gardens, bee keeping projects and every combination in between. Volunteers across the borough have donated hundreds of work hours to help achieve this success. 

The Lewisham Community Gardens and Allotments Team have been instrumental in supporting this rapid growth of community led growing spaces. The team work in-conjunction with the Mayor of London's Capital Growth Scheme. Capital Growth was set up to fund and support sustainable community environmental projects. It has helped to fund many of the projects listed here. 

Look out for the new Lewisham Gardens guide to funding community gardens! 

Community gardens do more than 'just' provide fresh quality produce far cheaper than any super market, they also connect people with their neighbours and locality. Run by and for its members, community gardens are a great way of getting to know people you probably wouldnt otherwise run into. 

Grow Your Own Guide

Lewisham Life: Growing Food 


Lewisham have produced a great guide for community groups looking to start their own garden. It includes advice on how to select a site, your legal obligations and funding. 


Available workshops:
  • How to make compost
  • How to start a school garden
  • Capital Growth funding information,
  • Growing in small spaces 
  • Children's food growing activities 
Email:


"The Capital Growth scheme  launched by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is a funding initiative to turn unused land into community gardens for growing food.

Community gardens not only help make the environment greener, but also enable people to learn about growing food and get access to cheaper fruit and vegetables. 

By 2012, it is hoped there will be 2012 Capital Growth plots across London..."  Click here to read more >

Find a local growing space 

Allotment Space 

Find a Local Plot

Landshare.net

Got Land? Need Land?

Wild Food 

Forage in Lewisham 

 

Training Courses for Community Gardeners 

Gardening Skills

Courses for Community Garden volunteers  

Growing in Pots 

 Growing Food in small spaces and containers

Permaculture

Sustainable food growing ethics and practice

 

Composting in a 
Community Garden

Advice and resources for composting
food and garden waste 

Organic fertilzer 

Available from local horse riding stables

Compost Network

Get advice from other community gardens

Composting

Downloadable Resource 'Toolkit' 

 

Urban Bee-keeping

Why not keep bees on site? There are 20 bee keepers in Brockley alone! 

Camilla of the Brockley based CapitalBee has 20+ hives all over Lewisham and Greenwich. 

Kent House Leisure Gardens will be hosting Open Hive Days  on the first Sunday of the month- check our Calender for dates. 

Cafe Crema and its Secret Orchard 
sell honey from their own hives. 
306 New Cross Rd- 0208 329 2317 

 

Additional Support

Consider joining FarmGarden.org.uk
The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens.

This is a training and networking organisation for over 90 London community gardens and environmental projects including Sydenham Garden and Woodlands Farm Trust. (Shooters Hill).