London Parks & Gardens Trust

Self-guided Walks and Rides

Wandsworth Community Gardens


Directions

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Background

This is a walk around three community gardens that take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend. The walk starts from Wandsworth Town Station.

Start Magnifier

From Wandsworth Town Station cross the road and turn left under the railway. Bramford Community Garden is in the small park on the right.

Bramford Community Garden
Bramford Community Garden

Bramford Community Garden is designed and managed as a model of sustainability. Run by Transition Town Wandsworth volunteers, it aims to provide wildlife benefit, incorporate productive elements and be beautiful, contributing to its setting within a public park and educating the community on environmental issues in gardening.


For Wendelsworth Community Garden, turn left out of Bramford Gardens and follow Old York Road; left into Fairfield St; straight ahead over the traffic island (town hall on your right) into St Ann's Hill, right into Borrodaile Road, then to the end of Vermont Road. (0.8 miles, approx 15 minutes' walk)

Wendelsworth Community Garden
Wendelsworth Community Garden

Gardening on a large council estate in the heart of the borough, we have been growing vegetables organically in our raised beds for the last five years. Our newly established community orchard has a wide range of fruit, which we plan to grow according to permaculture principles. We're proud to be leading on a borough-wide composting project involving other community gardens during 2017. For more information, find us on Facebook.


For Paradise Co-op Urban Farm, from Vermont Road turn left into Allfarthing Lane. Follow it into Heathfield Road, cross Earlsfield Road and continue on Heathfield Road. Farm opposite the visitors' entrance to Wandsworth Prison. (0.8 miles, approx 15 minutes' walk)

Return via 219 bus to Clapham Junction railway station or, for the nearest community garden, continue along Heathfield Road, then Lyford Road, then the footpath to Sandgate Lane, right into Burntwood Lane, left into the Springfield Hospital site and follow signs to Central London Golf Centre for Share Community Garden. (1.1 miles, approx 20 minutes' walk)

Paradise Co-op Urban Farm
Paradise Co-op Urban Farm

Once an overgrown and derelict site next to Wandsworth Prison, hard work and dedication from volunteers has turned this space into a thriving and beautiful farm in the centre of the community. We use this space for education, participation and celebration and believe that growing things on the land helps us to grow as a community. It's a great place for kids and adults alike to adventure and explore. Paradise Co-op is special because of how it's been created - by and for the community.