Glengall Wharf Garden is a peaceful oasis at the east side of Burgess Park, in north Peckham, managed by and for local people using sustainable growing techniques and permaculture to develop the site as a place to build skills, community and wellbeing for all. The Garden includes food growing beds, a forest garden, a healing yurt, beehives, chickens, ponds, and a campfire.
We are crowdfunding!
Looking ahead to 2021 life after lockdown, we are currently crowdfunding in order to support a new community space inside the garden. This would enable us to come together, host workshops open to all and, invite more volunteers to be involved.
We are pitching to the Mayor of London’s Make London fund for a grant, however one of the requirements is that we can demonstrate community support for the project and raise some of the funds ourself. We are asking anyone who can to pledge, like, comment on and share the page. For those pledging, any amount is very much appreciated – lots of smaller donations show the Mayor’s office that we have support. Please do visit our Spacehive project page below where you can watch our project video!
The garden is not currently open to the public but we hope to re-open for volunteer gardening sessions soon. Although we had to take different precautions due to COVID-19 this year, we still carry out some essential food growing. For several years we have grown food for the local foodbank in Peckham. As the economic impact of coronavirus starts to hit, and more people start to lose their income, we think it’s more important than ever to keep doing this.
We are carrying out our food growing with a small number of core volunteers who are adhering to government guidelines around social distancing in the garden and working according to strict hygiene rules. If you are interested in what these are, you can download our Covid-19 food growing policy here.
In non-COVID times we run regular events and volunteer sessions in the garden.
There are many ways to keep in the loop and support the Garden’s growth.
Become a Friend
Friends of Glengall Wharf Garden is a scheme for individuals to make a regular donation and support the garden’s growth. By giving just £1-5 a month you’ll be helping us develop new projects.
Join our Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter has proved popular, with over 1,000 subscribers. The monthly newsletter keeps you up to date with all the latest activity in the garden and details of any upcoming events.
We regularly update our social media platforms with the latest news and pictures from the garden. Join us on there to see more of what we do and how the garden has grown over
What Glengall Wharf Gardens aims to do
- Work with the local community to increase the understanding of healthy, local, fresh food.
- Promote food growing, organic horticulture, permaculture and other ecological issues through skill sharing and volunteering.
- Bring people together, building links within the community for groups and individuals.
- Help improve the local green environment in Burgess Park and the surrounding area.
- Help regenerate the local community, contribute to sustainable development in London and enhance the life of the park.
If you would like to help support our work growing food for local foodbanks during this difficult time, you can become a Friend of Glengall Wharf Garden for just a few pounds a month. This money helps us buy supplies and equipment to continue our food growing.
It is free to join in with our open sessions and we are always looking for volunteers to help out.
The Garden is otherwise run by volunteers in different working groups
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– No experience necessary!
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