About Us

Set up by community members in 2011, Glengall Wharf Garden is run by a dedicated team of volunteers and provides a space for local residents to attend volunteer gardening sessions, grow food and participate in a variety of workshops, ranging from permaculture and forest gardening, to balcony and inside growing.

Sustainability and ecological welfare are core to the garden’s philosophy and the team apply sustainable growing techniques and permaculture to develop the site as a place to build skills, community and wellbeing for all.

Our Goals

  • 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.

As part of our role within the community, we supply organic, seasonal produce to Southwark foodbank, Pecan. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the economy and left many people with less resources available to them and we want our community to have access to fresh, nourishing produce. As well as working with foodbanks, volunteers can often take home surplus produce and we also give away seed kits for growing at home.

Discover the Garden…

With food growing beds, a forest garden, a healing yurt, beehives, chickens, ponds, and a campfire there’s plenty to discover at the garden!

Click here for a site plan

Become a Friend

By making a small monthly donation you can support the garden’s growth within the community. Just £1 – £5 will help us to grow and flourish! 

Join our Newsletter

Be the first to know what’s coming up at the garden! Our monthly newsletter is filled with upcoming events and plenty of tips, activities and ideas.

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