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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

No steps, wide paths. Accessible for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Eden Community Garden is a tranquil green space on the site of an ancient burial ground in Clapham. The site dates back 1,000 years and is part of St Paul’s churchyard. Connected to the manor house owned by Richard Atkins, physician to King James I, the land used to be a burial ground for parishioners who died from the plague, and then for Roundhead soldiers killed in the Civil War battle for Battersea Marshes. The garden aims to create and maintain a sustainable habitat for wildlife while promoting recycling and biodiversity by planting native British species and organic gardening. An apiary and a wildlife pond help with this. The garden hosts summer solstice and winter celebrations and organises regular volunteering days. It has won a Green Pennant for 12 years running, six Green Flags and 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

No steps, wide paths. Accessible for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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