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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Eden Community Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:00–19:00
Sunday 09:00–19:00

Entrance

Matrimony Place off Rectory Grove.
Nearest postcode: SW4 0DX

Buses

77, 87, 88, 322, 417, 452

Stations

Wandsworth Road (500m), Clapham Common (1km)

Cycle hire station

Wandsworth Rd (Map)

Access

The garden has no steps and wide paths and so is accessible for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Eden Community Garden is a tranquil green space in the heart of inner-city Clapham. It was founded in 2000 on the site of an ancient burial ground, dating back 1,000 years to the original church of Clapham, and is part of St. Paul's churchyard.

In the 17th century the land here was connected to the manor house owned by Richard Atkins, physician to King James I. It was a burial ground for parishioners who died from the plague, and then for Roundhead soldiers killed in the Civil War battle for Battersea Marshes.

Our aim is to create and maintain a sustainable habitat for wildlife and promote recycling and biodiversity through planting native British species and organic gardening. An apiary and a wildlife pond help us achieve this aim.

We hold summer solstice and winter celebrations and volunteering days throughout the year. The garden has won a Green Pennant for 12 years running and six Green Flags, and received a 'thriving' commendation in the London in Bloom competition, 2017.

Community Gardener: Benny Hawksbee
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 09:00–19:00
Sunday 09:00–19:00

Entrance

Matrimony Place off Rectory Grove.
Nearest postcode: SW4 0DX

Buses

77, 87, 88, 322, 417, 452

Stations

Wandsworth Road (500m), Clapham Common (1km)

Cycle hire station

Wandsworth Rd (Map)

Access

The garden has no steps and wide paths and so is accessible for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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