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Brockwell Park Greenhouses

Put your green fingers to work at these beautiful gardens in South London

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 volunteer reviews)

Ready to book? Go on!

Thu (9:30 - 16:00) & Fri (10:00 - 16:00)

Up to 5 volunteers needed


Who will I help?

Feeling like a real workout while taking in the view at one of London's beautiful community green spaces?

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses is a wonderfully varied gardening space in the city. The site contains an orchard, two big greenhouses, vegetable beds, a wildlife pond and a herb garden. This means there is a great diversity of tasks that need to be completed - It takes a lot of work to maintain this natural haven away from the noise and bustle of the city!

How will I help?

Your volunteering work will include a wide variety of maintenance tasks and improvements around the site. You'll cultivate the gardens so that they can continue to serve as a much needed educational escape from the city.

You're likely to find yourself:

• Growing vegetables, fruits and herbs
• Planting, seeding and repairing things
• Keeping the gardens accessible and clean for visitors

This opportunity will be a real workout and you'll provide local residents with a wonderful place to come together and be outside!

What do others say?

  1. 5 out of 5

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    It was a great day and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. We spent the whole day in the garden digging weed. We were supplied with all necessary equipment and our supervisor was a great fun to work with. He invited us to story telling event for kids which is happening there once a month. At about 3 PM he organized a tea time break, which was very nice of him. We gathered around the table and he told us many interesting stories about different plants.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    A colleague and myself from Tideway spent on of our volunteering days at Brockwell Park gardens – and what a great day we had! Yes, doing maintenance stuff like weeding, and planting out salad seedlings, but best of all helping to design and plant up the new sensory bed – what great fun we had, the hours just flew by. It’s a beautiful place, with very dedicated and nice people running. Highly recommended for those with a green thumb or just enjoying a tranquil environment!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The mix of staff and volunteers was great and everyone was very friendly and approachable. Cat S asked what I was hoping to get out of the day and made sure she tasked me with a couple of things that fitted the bill, Chris was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and happy to share his time with me, David and Doug were both really friendly – overall a really good experience working for a worthwhile cause and one I would happily repeat. Thank you to both Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and Benefacto!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Brilliant experience! People in Brockwell Park Greenhouses were lovely and welcoming and they made us feel our time was valued.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Great day spent at the community greenhouse. The staff and volunteers were all very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Cat S was very helpful and gave all the guidance. As I have not done much gardening before, she explained the tasks very well. All in all a great experience, would love to do this again.

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