Gardens

Kennington Garden Society

Tel: 020 7587 3742
Membership Secretary: Iain Ryrie

Email: iainryrie@hotmail.com

4a Ravensdon Street
London
SE11 4AR

  • The society has been in existence for over 70 years and thrives on local gardening interest from window boxes upwards.
  • Monthly talks at Roots & Shoots and two flower shows a year held in St Anselm’s Church Hall

Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN

Tel: 020 7587 1131

Contact: Linda Phillips

Email: admin@rootsandshoots.org.uk

  • It is a charity set up over 20 years ago offering training to young local people in: Horticulture and Retail NVQ 1, English and Maths, Life & Work skills to help them into work or further training.
  • Seasonal themed weekend events throughout the year with stalls, and children’s and adults activities, see web for latest.
  • There is a wildlife garden and study centre offering: educational visits for schools, seasonal plant sales and a shop selling locally produced Fair-trade or Organic goods, specialising in local honey.

Open Mon- Fri. office hours; for plant sales check web site


Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London SE11 5HS

Tel: 020 7582 4204

Contact: Sharon or Ayse

Email: vcf@btconnect.com

  • A charity started in 1977 with local people working voluntarily to transform derelict land into an oasis of country life in the heart of London.
  • A variety of farm animals as well as a community dye garden with vegetables and plants.
  • A horse riding centre with subsidised riding lessons for local children, Riding for the Disabled and private lessons.

Opening times; Wed-Sun 10.30 am-4 pm


Walworth Garden Farm, Manor Place, Braganza Street, London SE17 3BN

Tel: 020 7582 2652 Fax: 020 7735 3047

Contact: Kevin Moore

Email: farm@wgfarm.plus.com

  • A local charity started in 1987 transforming a former derelict site in a heavily built up  inner city site into a well stocked garden farm and training centre to increase the understanding of organic and ecological issues.
  • It provides NVQ training in Amenity Horticulture and Introduction to Gardening.
  • There are also some plant sales and a new Eco-Apiary.
  • Not specifically open to general public except through organised programmes of events

Harleyford Road Garden Association, 6a Vauxhall Grove London SW8 1TD

Tel: 020 7582 4013

Contact: Juliet Vine

Email: vinejuliet@hotmail.com


Allotments via Lambeth web page or Parks and Green Spaces.

Tel: 020 7926 9000

Email: parks@lambeth.gov.uk


Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB

Tel: 020 7741 8865 Fax: 0207 7401 8869

Contact: Sally Hamlyn

Email: info@museumgardenhistory.org

  • The world’s first Museum of Garden History tells the story of gardens and gardening through the centuries and brings to life the work of great garden designers, gardeners and plant collectors.
  • This museum is housed in the former St. Mary-at-Lambeth parish church. The tomb of the John Tradescants, gardeners to Charles I and adventurous plant hunters who introduced many of the flowers, shrubs and trees we grow today, is in the museum garden. The centre piece is a 17th century style knot garden  planted with the species that the Tradescants grew.

Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30 am-5 pm