BAC Community Garden

A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GREEN SPACE SITUATED IN THE HEART OF BATTERSEA

Located on Town Hall Road, our BAC Community Garden has something for everyone: a place to unwind, edibles to harvest and a place to get out in the fresh air and socialise with some gentle gardening.

Over the pandemic, the BAC Community Garden has provided a space for our local community to maintain social contact. Within the scope of restrictions, small groups met regularly to grow and harvest food, learn about planting from seed and feeding the soil eco-system.

PERMABLITZ AT BAC'S COMMUNITY GARDEN

Sun 17 Oct, 10am – 4pm

Tickets: FREE (but booking essential)

We want to invite more people to come and celebrate with us and learn more about our garden

We’ve joined up with Permablitz London to deliver our first ever Permablitz! This is a day for everyone, regardless of gardening ability or knowledge, to come together to help us develop our garden and have fun. 

Join us to plant a variety of edible, decorative, pollution-busting bulbs designed to create plant-communities that support one another, as well as providing habitats for the microscopic creatures in the soil, insects and larger animals. 

The workshops throughout the day will explain the permaculture planting design, planting green manures and the benefits of planting flowering bulbs. We will also be potting up mint plants to take away and saving seeds. 

Lunch will be provided and there will be activities suitable for all, including children – everyone is very welcome! 

EMAIL TO BOOK

VISIT OUR ACCESS PAGE

HISTORY

As part of a large-scale capital project, Battersea Arts Centre installed a set of permanent artworks to celebrate the old Town Hall building’s vibrant 127 year history. Each installation represented a value, such as courage, integrity or hope, which radical people and unsung heroes from our past and present, have embodied in their lives and great deeds. Part of the way through this project, our Grand Hall was destroyed by fire in March 2015. The generosity shown to us at that time, from large corporations to local individuals, inspired us to create a community garden which represents the 13th value; the value of Generosity.  

This garden is a thank you from Battersea Arts Centre to everyone who helped us.   

The garden design is inspired by that same spirit of generosity. It aims to create a co-operative gardening community of people, plants and animals, including the microscopic life in the soil, in which all contribute and all benefit.