(Photo: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses)
A small charity and community garden, managed and maintained largely by volunteers with the support of part-time staff.
The site was once a municipal plant nursery for the park and has a long history dating back to the early 1890s, when the park first opened to the visiting public.
Covering just under one acre, the gardens share their original grade II-listed wall with the neighbouring walled garden. The two Clearspan aluminium-framed greenhouses date back to the 1980s and are the last of their kind in London.
Thirteen years ago the site had fallen into disuse. Volunteers have invested time and love to turn the gardens into what you see today, and work is on-going to restore this charming space to something like its former glory.
The site is made up of a series of garden rooms with a wildlife corridor running the length of the boundary. We aim to offer visitors and the local community a relaxed and tranquil environment where they can learn about ornamental and crop plants from around the world, wildlife and the environment as a whole.
Volunteering is open to everyone, and we are open throughout the year, come rain or shine. Please contact us via the website, where you can also find information about events.
The project received a Green Flag Community Award in 2012.