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  • Lewisham Local Card Team

At least 53 Community Gardens and Orchards in Lewisham

Updated: Jan 20

We've been working to put an up-to-date list of community gardens and orchards together. This is a work in progress so please send any additions, corrections etc. to me at We'd especially like up to date info about school gardens and projects at Housing Associations and about if the projects are currently looking for volunteers.

For World Food Day this Sunday 16th, if your local project is open, why not take a look?

Community Gardens and Orchards List

Abbotshall Community Garden

Where: Catford/Hither Green, SE6 1QS (Abbotshall Road playing fields)

When: Volunteer application online, contact Christian on 07967 481655

AFRIL’s Helping Hands Allotment Plot

Where: Honor Oak, SE23 3NP – One Tree Hill Allotments

When: Not open to public

The Albany Garden

Where: Deptford, SE8 4AG

When: Contact, Thursdays and last Saturday of the month

Aspinall Road Community Garden / Rainbow Bridge Community Garden

Where: Brockley, SE14 5SH

When: Contact to find out

Bare Roots and Fruits Community Garden

Where: Bellingham, c/o Lewisham sports consortium, 140a Firhill Road, SE6 3SQ

When: Volunteering happens on Thursdays and Sundays, but can do other days by appointment, call 07803842807

Beckenham Place Park Community Garden

Where: Beckenham, BR3 1SY

When: Reopening to volunteers in January 2023

Besson Street Community Garden

Where: New Cross, SE14 5AS

When: Mondays 1-3pm and Wednesdays 12-2pm

Breakspears Mews Community Garden/Brockley Society

Where: Brockley, SE4 1PN

When: Mondays 1-3pm and Wednesdays 12-2pm

Bridgehouse Meadows and Gardens/Jupiter Woods (Grow Lewisham)

Where: New Cross/Bermondsey (Border with Southwark), SE15 1EP

When: Contact

Brockley Cross Action Group - Brockley Station Community Garden

Where: Brockley, SE4 (Coulgate Street)

When: Fortnightly (check website for latest dates as they post regularly)

Chinbrook Meadows

Where: Grove Park/Chinbrook (border with Greenwich borough), SE12 9PR

When: Contact,

CocoCollective - Ital Community Garden Bellingham

Where: The black gate next to 71 Firhill Road, SE6 3SE

When: Open Wednesdays and Sundays 10-3pm *Summer and Winter times may different

CocoCollective - Ital Community Garden Catford - A youth led community garden

Where: The white gate next to 104 Engleheart Road, SE6 2HW

When: Opens Sundays 10- 3pm. Check their Instagram page here

Comet Street Community Garden (Lewisham Homes) TBC

Where: Deptford, SE8 4AN

When: Contact

Common Growth Community Garden (Lewisham Homes) TBC

Where: New Cross, SE4 2NP

When: Contact,

Crofton Park Railway Garden

Where: Crofton Park, SE4 1EU

When: Open events posted on website

Deptford Salvation Army - Mary Ann Gardens

Where: Deptford, SE8 3DP

When: Fridays 10am – 12 Midday, email to check as may not be open to the public

Downham Matters

Where: Downham, BR1

When: Email for more information on volunteer opportunities

Ewart Community Hall Garden

Where: Forest Hill, SE23 1HN

When: Contact

Farmstead Road (Phoenix Community Housing)

Where: Bellingham, SE6 3EH

When: Contact

Forest Hill Community Garden

Where: Forest Hill, SE26 4JS

When: Sign up here to find out about volunteer opportunities

Friends of Forster Memorial Park Community Sensory Garden

Where: Bellingham/Downham, SE6 1UA

When: Contact

Friends of Frendsbury Gardens

Where: Brockley, SE4 2BL

When: Contact to find out more about getting involved

Friends of Grove Park Nature Reserve

Where: Grove Park, SE12 0UY

When: Contact

Friends of Home Park

Where: Sydenham, SE26

When: Contact

Friends of Mountsfield Park Community Garden

Where: Hither Green, SE6 1AN

When: 11am – 1pm Sundays

Goldsmiths Community Centre Gardens

Where: Grove Park/Downham, SE6 1QD

When: Downham Men’s Group and general gardening club on Tuesdays, confirm with Trevor about the men’s group and with GCC about gardening club

Grow Lewisham - The Plot

Where: Bromley, BR1 5RB

When: Regular events advertised on website. Email for specific volunteer opportunities.

Herbal Plot (Grow Lewisham)

Where: Ladywell, Flat 3 56, SE13 6QP, Lewisham Park, at the back of flats in and around the car park

When: Contact Julian 07939660538

Hilly Fields Orchard/Friends of Hilly Fields

Where: Brockley/Ladywell, SE4 1YP

When: Contact

Honor Oak Community Centre Community Garden TBC

Where: Honor Oak, SE4 2JD

When: Contact or 0207 639 2301

Honor Oak Estate Community Orchard (Lewisham Homes/Orchard Project)

Where: Honor Oak

When: Contact

Horniman Museum & Gardens

Where: Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

When: Gardens open daily from 7.15am (or 8am Sunday and Bank Holidays) until 5.50pm. For gardening and related sessions contact them.

John Evelyn Community Garden

Where: Deptford, SE8 3QH

When: Register to volunteer here or email

Ladywell Fields Community Orchard

Where: Ladywell, SE4 1SD

When: Contact

Lee Manor Community Garden

Where: Lee, SE12 8PY

When: Sundays from 10.30 – 12 Midday at 3 week intervals / 2 weeks in growing season

Library Garden (Forest Hill Library)

Where: Forest Hill, SE23 3HZ

When: Sign up to find out here

Magnolia House/Evelyn Community Garden (Lewisham Homes)

Where: Deptford, SE8 5QU

When: Contact - open to everyone not just LH residents

Manor House Gardens

Where: Lee, SE13 5SU

When: Meets 2nd Saturday in the month TBC, contact

Old Tide Mill Wildlife Garden

Where: Deptford, SE8 4NS

When: 12-4pm Saturdays

PNK Garden

Where: Surrey Quays, SE8 5DN

When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 11am - 1pm. Contact on Instagram @pnkgardenlnd and email

Ringway Centre/Grove Park Community Group Community Garden/Camp Nesbit/Cox’s Wood

Where: Grove Park, SE12 0DS

When: Contact

Sayes Court Community Garden

Where: Deptford, SE8 3BD

When: Open access, upcoming events announced here

The Springbank Road Community Garden

Where: Hither Green, SE13 6SS

When: Saturdays 11am, check first

Stanstead Lodge Gardening Group

Where: Stanstead Lodge, 260 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DD

When: Tuesdays (and Fridays between Spring and Autumn) 11am - 1pm

St Luke’s Church Green Community Garden

Where: Downham, BR1 5JR

When: Not sure if open to the public, contact

St Mary's Therapeutic Garden

Where: Ladywell, SE13 6LW

When: Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

St Peter's Brockley

Where: Brockley, SE4 1LT

When: Garden opening TBC, contact

St Saviours Edible Garden

Where: Brockley, SE23 1JN

When: Open access, sessions once a month on Monday morning

St Swithun's Church Garden

Where: Hither Green, SE13 6QE

When: TBC about to re-open, contact

Sydenham Garden

Where: Sydenham, SE23 2LW

When: Weekly sessions accessed via referral only here

Verdant Lane Lamppost Community/Wildlife Community Garden

Where: Hither Green, SE6 1JJ

When: Contact 07734166738

Wildcat Wilderness (Lewisham Local)

Where: Catford SE6 4PL

When: Thursdays 12pm-3pm, Fridays 10am-1.30pm

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