COVID-19 Updates

We continue to monitor the guidelines carefully and will keep this page up to date with the current rules.

We are not currently running volunteer garden sessions.

Please join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram for updates on when we’ll re-open.

We want to make sure you can visit the garden safely, so we have put new
temporary guidelines in place. To make sure everyone can socially distance
properly, we have to limit the number of people in the garden at a time.

  • We’ve had to make a few changes when we are open:
  • You will need to keep 2 metres away from other people in the garden.
  • There are hand-washing facilities in the garden, and you need to wash
    your hands when you come in.
  • We ask that you do not go into the polytunnels, shed, or tool container.
    If you’re not certain about whether you can touch something, please ask the
    garden worker or garden hosts!
  • We won’t be serving tea and coffee, so please bring your own drink in a flask
    or bottle. Please do not bring food to eat in the garden (it’s fine to picnic in the
    park before or after your slot).
  • We won’t be supplying everyone with gardening gloves, so please bring your
    own if you have some. We will also supply you with the tools you need, and
    disinfect them after you’ve used them.
  • Please cover any coughs and sneezes (if you sneeze because of hay-fever
    it might be worth wearing a mask).
  • Please do not come to the garden at all if you, or someone you live with,
    has Covid symptoms, or have been asked to isolate by a tracking team.
  • Our current guidelines only cover adults visiting the garden. We are still
    working out how to make it safe for children to visit, so for now we regretfully
    can only have over-18s on site on Sundays
  • We’re also asking people not to bring dogs with them.


Although we had to take different measures 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.

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.

We are happy to answer any questions