The Lodge Walled Garden

Would you like to volunteer to help renovate this ‘secret garden’ back to its former glory as a Victorian walled garden? 

The Lodge walled garden has been in cultivation since the 18th Century, but has been somewhat neglected in recent years. We aim to bring the garden back into productive use and create a beautiful space for the community to enjoy.

So why not join our team of enthusiastic volunteers? There are a range of tasks from light weeding to serious digging. We are also working on designs for the garden and will need to renovate the garden walls.

Past and Present - Click here to see photos of progress in the garden

 

Our address is EcoLocal, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NX and a map to our garden can be found here

Walled Garden task days

Now that we have some established beds and paths, there are lightweight weeding tasks to keep areas maintained as well as the digging needed to clear new ground. So we have tasks to suit all. We could definitely do with a few more people to help push progress forwards!

Here are the currently planned dates (more to follow): all sessions are 10am - 2pm.

Walled garden volunteer task days are usually held regularly on the first Wednesday, third Sunday and fourth Saturday of each month.

April:  Wednesday 6th, Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd

May: 4th, 22nd, 28th

June: 1st, 19th, 25th

July: 6th, 17th, 23rd

August: 3rd, 21st(TBC)

September: 7th, 18th, 24th

October: 5th, 16th, 22nd

November: 2nd, 20th, 26th

December: 5th, 18th

If you are new to the walled garden, please let us know you woudl like to come along by booking in advance for volunteer task days.  You can do this by emailing food@ecolocal.org.uk so that we can manage numbers in the garden at any one time.

We recommend you wear sturdy footwear, and dress appropriately for the weather.  You must bring your own gloves and refreshments. Please note that the walled garden is not yet disability accessible (this is one of our aims) and our sessions are volunteer led. If you need support to take part in gardening activities you may find our community allotment is more suitable. If you have any enquiries about anything not covered here, then please e-mail food@ecolocal.org.uk or call 020 8404 1522.

We would also welcome groups who want to help as part of workplace 'corporate days'. Please enquire on the email and number above.