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Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden

Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

A surprise awaits you when you enter this garden, located on the roof of a former car park in the middle of a high-rise estate. The metal staircase entrance used to appear slightly forbidding, but the garden team have tried to use it as a trellis, thereby turning it into a delight! The initial surprise continues, as the garden is divided into five distinct spaces, or 'garden rooms'.

Thanks to donations from other community gardens, as well as local businesses and other organisations, a wide variety of planting has evolved - edible crops as well as decorative plants, several special specimens, and numerous trees. The garden was lucky to be the inspiration for a gold-medal winning Chelsea garden, which resulted in the addition of a kitchen garden, with a pergola, pizza oven, raised beds and planting transported from the Chelsea entry.

There is a large composting area, including new beds built by volunteers and starter compost bins placed around the garden for community use. We encourage estate residents and visitors to bring their kitchen scraps.

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:30–16:00
Activities
Tea and coffee is available; modest herb clipping allowed (donations welcome).
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Up the stairs at the end of Charlotte Despard Avenue, across the square behind Tesco on Battersea Park Road
Nearest postcode: SW11 5HD
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Stations
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road
Cycle hire station
Alfreda Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Entry to the roof garden is via steps; there is a chairlift in an adjacent building, however staff may not be available to assist with chairlift use.
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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