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

MORE EVENTS TO COME IN 2022

On 17 October, we held our first Permablitz, which was a great success!

Over 30 volunteers joined us to clear the plant beds and begin watering in new plants and bulbs. We all enjoyed a wonderful lunch, courtesy of local Deaba Catering and learnt about the garden together.

We will be holding many more Permablitz days in 2022 and would love to welcome more people to come along and join in!

Watch this space for more details to come and you can also get in touch via communitygarden@bac.org.uk /  0207 223 2223

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.