Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
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We are a small charity providing local people with a space to garden, a beautiful setting for visitors to enjoy and a rich wildlife and horticultural resource for our many educational activities.

This is a thriving community space with herb, medicinal, dye, vegetable, fruit and woodland gardens, a wildlife pond as well as indoor displays in the two greenhouses.

Managed and maintained largely by volunteers with the support of part-time staff, enthusiasm and love have turned the gardens into what you see today – a far cry from the disused municipal plant nursery of 20 years ago.

Covering just under one acre, the gardens are made up of a series of garden 'rooms', with a wildlife corridor running the length of the boundary.

We share an original grade II-listed wall with the neighbouring walled garden. The two Clearspan aluminium-framed greenhouses date from the 1980s and are the last of their kind in London.

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.

Garden volunteering is open to everyone, Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. We also run activities for children during term-time and holidays on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and selected weekends. For more details, see our website.

The project received a Green Flag Community Award again in 2016.

Capital Growth garden: 1956

Community Gardener: Cat Stevens

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