Sustainable Merton runs a number of community gardening projects in Merton and we are always looking to recruit new volunteers to join in the fun!

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Gardening is a mindful form of exercise that brings mental clarity and feelings of reward. Don’t worry if you’ve never gardened before, learn by digging in. It’s gardening, not rocket science! Gardening also allows you to grow varieties of your favourite food that are not available in the shops.

Tips for Beginners:

  • Join a community gardening project near you.
  • Grow your favourite herbs in pots on the window sill or on the doorstep.
  • Start with seeds and low priced plants. That way it is no biggie if they don’t survive while you’re learning. The internet is a great resource for any budding gardener, use it!

Basic tool kit: Gloves, trowel, hand fork, spade, large fork, watering can.

Basic Materials: Pots, compost, plants, seeds and plant feed.

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Join your local community gardening team!


Phipps Bridge Community Garden

Every Wednesday morning (weather dependent), 10am – 2pm, Phipps Bridge Allotments – access via the alleyway at the end of New Close SW19 2SY

Are you keen to get involved in community food growing in Merton? Want to enjoy the benefits of working on local land? Sustainable Merton is looking for new recruits to join the Phipps Bridge Allotments community garden crew! Come along every Wednesday and help maintain the garden, which now produces a regular supply of fruit and vegetables. All ages welcome and no experience needed.

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Christchurch Community Garden 

Fridays, 10am – 12pm, 58 Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2NY

Join local volunteers at the weekly workday to help with general maintenance and upkeep of the garden.

e:  |  t: 020 8544 9511(Lesley, Volunteer)

Nelson Gardens

2nd Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm, High Path SW19 2JY

Join the High Path Community Association team to help maintain the garden and historic land.

e:  |  t: 07772 999870  (Cypren, Volunteer)  |  Twitter

Mitcham Community Orchard & Gardens

Last Saturday of the month, Fieldgate Lane, Mitcham CR4 3AL 

Help locals volunteers care for one of Mitcham’s hidden treasures! Fun for all the family. Event times variable – contact the team for more info.

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All Saints Community Garden

(opposite The Sultan pub) 78 Norman Road, Colliers Wood, SW19 1BT

Local residents, in partnership with The Sultan pub, are working hard to rejuvenate and maintain the community herb garden on Deburgh Road. All are welcome! If you have friends or neighbours who might like to help, please do ask them to join!

e:  |  t: 0208 544 9323 (The Sultan Pub)


Posted on: October 10, 2017 | Author: Sustainable Merton
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