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 had been somewhat neglected in more recent years. We are bringing the garden back into productive use and creating a beautiful space for the community to enjoy.  Why not join our team of enthusiastic volunteers? There are a range of tasks from light weeding,  digging, potting, old wall restoration and other practical tasks.

Walled Garden task days, 10am - 2pm

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:

Feb: Sunday 4th & Saturday 17th
Mar: Sunday 3rd, Saturday 16th & Sunday 24th
Apr: Saturday 6th & Sunday 21st
May: Saturday 4th & Sunday 19th
June: Sunday 2nd, Sunday 16th & Saturday 29th
July: Sunday 14th & Saturday 27th
August: Sunday 11th & Saturday 17th
September: Sunday 1st, Sunday 15th & Saturday 28th
October: Sunday 13th & Saturday 26th
November: Sunday 17th & Saturday 30th
December: Sunday 22nd

If you are new to the walled garden, please let us know you would like to come along by  emailing food@ecolocal.org.uk

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

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.