Bandstand Beds springing into summer

This spring has been a busy time for Clapham Common’s food growing group, Bandstand Beds, not only have they been feverishly sowing seeds and preparing for the summer growing season, they have also been building a kitchen at one end of their new shipping container ready for a series of Cook-ups.


The first of these, on 17 June, will be part of London Food Month and for this event Bandstand Beds’ food blogging duo Will and Conor will be teaming up with Michel Roux Jr’s Cactus Kitchens to create a mouth-watering menu to be enjoyed by all.

Two more Common Cook-ups will follow on 8 July and 5 August. As well as providing us with an evening of culinary delights from Will and Conor the aim of these events is to raise money to extend the hoggin pathway and improve disabled access into the extended part of the community garden.

Bandstand Beds has also set up more gardening workshops in May, June and July with Social Landscapes, where you can learn some basic gardening skills. These pay-what-you-can workshops are open to everyone but you will need to book a place.

As well as all of this, throughout the summer the group will also hold pop-up bring ’n’ picnics at the end of their regular Saturday morning and Wednesday evening sessions. A fantastic way to round off an hour or so pottering in the garden. Why not drop in and see for yourself?

For more information or to get involved in growing on Clapham Common visit

To book for the Common Cook-up events or gardening workshops follow this Evenbrite link