This urban farm in Waterloo is a real hidden gem, just moments from the South Bank. A strip of wasteland has been transformed into a thriving community resource and a haven for nature, with an emphasis on learning to care for people, plants, animals and the environment. The farm, which is a partnership between Oasis Hub Waterloo and Jamie's Farm, runs therapeutic and educational activities for children, as well as workshops and seasonal events, and welcomes volunteers. As well as the farm, there is a private walled garden designed by Dan Pearson, which is normally only usable by staff.
Farm craft projects for children plus an opportunity to meet some of the animals that live on the farm, including goats, guinea pigs, chickens and rabbits. Teas, coffees and fresh farm produce. Families can also enjoy a beautiful playground in neighbouring Archbishop's Park.
Originally the exercise yard of the old Kennington Courthouse, restored by volunteers since 1995. Courtyard garden with magnificent golden Buddha statue and mixed planting, part of Jamyang Buddhist Centre.
This award-winning oasis of green space in south London is open to all, seven days a week. Alongside fruit trees, sub-tropical planting and glasshouses, it is also home to a horticultural training centre and a vast array of wildlife.
A stunning gated garden just 100 yards from the River Thames, Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Bridged wildlife pond, fernery, raised herb beds, grape vines and native flowerbeds. Awarded a Green Flag in 2020/21, and a Gold in London in Bloom award.