• Lewisham Local Card Team

At least 51 Community Gardens and Orchards in Lewisham

Updated: Oct 15

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 helen@lewishamlocal.com. 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 gardening@thealbany.org.uk, Thursdays and last Saturday of the month


Aspinall Road Community Garden / Rainbow Bridge Community Garden

Where: Brockley, SE14 5SH

When: Contact aspinallroadgarden@gmail.com to find out


Bare Roots and Fruits Biodynamic Ital 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 carolina@jupiterwoods.com


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 chinbrookmeadows@hotmail.co.uk, ccorchard@outlook.com


CocoCollective - Ital Community Garden

Where: Bellingham/Lower Sydenham, SE6 3SE

When: Open Wednesdays and Sundays 9.30am – 4pm


Comet Street Community Garden (Lewisham Homes) TBC

Where: Deptford, SE8 4AN

When: Contact enquiries@lewishamhomes.org.uk


Common Growth Community Garden (Lewisham Homes) TBC

Where: New Cross, SE4 2NP

When: Contact enquiries@lewishamhomes.org.uk, commongrowthuk@gmail.com


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 deptford@salvationarmy.org.uk to check as may not be open to the public


Downham Matters

Where: Downham, BR1

When: Email downhammattersteam@gmail.com for more information on volunteer opportunities


Ewart Community Hall Garden

Where: Forest Hill, SE23 1HN

When: Contact admin@ewartcommunityhall.org


Farmstead Road (Phoenix Community Housing)

Where: Bellingham, SE6 3EH

When: Contact farmsteadroadcg@gmail.com


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 volunteeringfofmp@gmail.com


Friends of Frendsbury Gardens

Where: Brockley, SE4 2BL

When: Contact friendsoffrendsbury@gmail.com to find out more about getting involved


Friends of Grove Park Nature Reserve

Where: Grove Park, SE12 0UY

When: Contact nick.pond@lewisham.gov.uk


Friends of Home Park

Where: Sydenham, SE26

When: Contact friendsofhomepark@gmail.com


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 trevor.pybus@Blueribbonfoundation.org.uk and with GCC about gardening club





Grow Lewisham - The Plot

Where: Bromley, BR1 5RB

When: Regular events advertised on website. Email growlewishamnetwork@gmail.com 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 julianlahai@gmail.com


Hilly Fields Orchard/Friends of Hilly Fields

Where: Brockley/Ladywell, SE4 1YP

When: Contact hillyfields4@googlemail.com


Honor Oak Community Centre Community Garden TBC

Where: Honor Oak, SE4 2JD

When: Contact info@honoroakcommunitycentre.org or 0207 639 2301


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

Where: Honor Oak

When: Contact enquiries@lewishamhomes.org.uk


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 info@pepys.org.uk


Ladywell Fields Community Orchard

Where: Ladywell, SE4 1SD

When: Contact ladywellfields@yahoo.co.uk


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 getinvolved@lewishamhomes.org.uk - open to everyone not just LH residents


Manor House Gardens

Where: Lee, SE13 5SU

When: Meets 2nd Saturday in the month TBC, contact friendsofmanorhousegardens@gmail.com


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 pnkgardenlnd@gmail.com


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

Where: Grove Park, SE12 0DS

When: Contact info@gpcg.org.uk


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


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 hello@stpetersbrockley.org.uk


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 vicar@saintswithuns.org.uk


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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