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We have been running free gardening drop-in sessions since 2009 in our beautiful, award-winning Community Allotment situated in the gallery courtyard after a hiatus following our redevelopment of the garden we are very happy to have the sessions back  thanks to support from Southwark Council’s Community Fund.

Join us every between 10am and 12pm in our beautiful garden, to grow together. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some planting, take care of seedlings that you can also grow at home, have fun exploring bugs and get stuck into craft activities. There will be something new to do every week.

Please note the sessions will not run on Fridays 23 July, 27 August & 3 September.

  • The sessions are free, accessible, inclusive, and open to all families with pre-schoolers
  • Each week we would like you to book in advance one of the two slots, 10-10.45am or 11-11.45am. Don’t worry if you do not have access to the internet, each week we will allow some margin for people to drop in on the day and then you can book future sessions
  • Free booking for two slots, 10-10.45am or 11-11.45am
  • 1 family / household per garden bed

Book your sessions now

We also partner with local and national organisations providing bespoke workshops for the wider community including Age UK, BOSCO Centre for Young People, Riverside Parents Group and the Rotherhithe Family Centre.

To find out more please contact

We would like to say a big thank you to all of our supporters of our allotment club over the years because, with your help, our allotment won first place in the public vote for funding from Tesco’s bags of help initiative in 2016. This funding enabled vital access improvements to the allotment within our beautiful gallery garden.

Tesco teamed up with groundwork to launch its bags of help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

“A brilliant project, my daughter has harvested root vegetables and made a smoothie with them at home, learning that food comes from the ground rather than the supermarket”.


“What a wonderful idea, just what children need in a city”


“Brilliant Idea for kids to get busy and learn that veg does not grow in supermarkets! Makes mums life more interesting too”


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