Eden at St. Paul's Community Garden

Eden at St. Paul's Community Garden
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
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Eden Community Garden is a tranquil green space in the middle 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 autumn celebrations and volunteering days throughout the year. The garden has won a Green Pennant for 11 years running and five Green Flags, and received a 'thriving' commendation in the London in Bloom competition, 2016.

Community Gardener: Benny Hawksbee

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