Our Open Day on Sunday 14th June was full of contrasts. A damp and quiet start with a steady trickle of visitors, good conversations and storytelling with Aesop Grimm gathered pace in the afternoon as the sun came out. We cooked delicious treats prepared by the Tooting Field Day group on the charcoal fire, while fanSHEN’s The Apple Cart was performed all around us, with the Furzedown Oak sculpture underway and our plastic bottle greenhouse being raised by many hands (it was great to have tall visitors for some of the key jobs…). 

By the end of the day all was quiet again, and the morning felt a very long time ago, a different time and place. That’s what is great about the social and growing microclimate of the Community Garden!

To share our own first reactions, we’ve posted a slide show below. We’ll return to some of the themes of the day again – the garden as a place for nature, to be outdoors, for learning, for creativity, for growing and cooking, and for enjoyable company of all ages. 

Enjoy the photos and come and visit again or for the first time. We’re open every Sunday between 11:00 and 1:00 for our welcoming sessions at 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN.

And for the diary, the free July Field Day is on Saturday 12th. Details are here online.