With its location in the centre of Herne Hill’s Brockwell Park, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) could well be the heart of this south London park with an active and thriving community.
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses site comprises a series of beautiful gardens for the public to stroll through, an orchard, a series of demonstration gardens, and a walled herb garden, as well as two greenhouses and a beekeeping station.
As well as locals, this shining example of a community garden attracts visitors from further afield. The community gardens also offer courses and workshops to those interested in learning to grow their own food, as well as training in sustainable horticulture.
Food poverty, pressures on food banks and long allotment waiting lists have led to a growing trend in community gardening, not just in London but worldwide. Community gardens provide a great place for the community to come together, to share and learn new skills, whilst growing fresh local produce. These gardens also provide a multitude of therapeutic and wellbeing benefits.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea