We’re a surprising community vegetable garden within a hidden-away space that we share with exuberant native trees and plants, just off Tooting Common at 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN. Look out for the signs.

It’s our second birthday this weekend, and do come and visit our Open Day on Sunday, being held in conjunction with two great London-wide initiatives: Open Garden Squares, and the Chelsea Fringe.   

At the start in 2011
  • Come along and relax in our secret garden-within-a-garden
  • Do some gardening if you like
  • Chat about your ideas for the space
  • Explore what Gatton School children have been doing as part of their outdoor learning programme (more info here)
Bread wheat, autumn 2012

There are two timed events within the day:

12:00-14:00. We’re offering the historic and fascinating art of printing from plants. You’ll like this if you are interested in looking at plants in a new way, experimenting with textures, shapes and patterns, playing with rollers and ink, and making beautiful images to take away. Suitable for all ages, and all materials provided (and there’s plenty of leaves here for printing).

15:00. Join Emily Duizend from Story Island for Bring me sunshine! Tales of the Sun from around the world ‘I plan to tell a Japanese and a Maori myth about the sun, maybe peppered with some sunny songs on the ukulele and a bit of harmonica’. Outdoor storytelling for all ages. www.storyisland.net

Spring 2013

All welcome
admission is by voluntary donation, and under-12s are free