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.

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

Walled Garden task days

Whether you've been volunteering regularly this year, or not been managed to come for a while, you are very welcome to take part in any of our autumn 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 autumn 2021 dates: all sessions are 10am - 2pm.

September
Wednesday 1st
Sunday 19th
Saturday 25th

October
Wednesday 6th
Sunday 17th
Saturday 23rd

November
Wednesday 3rd
Sunday 21st
Saturday 27th

December
Wednesday 1st

Covid: We have a gazebo for shelter and proper toilet facilities now. Tools continue to be sanitised, hand sanitiser is provided and we ask you to bring your own gardening gloves.

Covid-safe procedures are in place and we are asking people to book in advance for volunteer task days by emailing food@ecolocal.org.uk so that we limit numbers in the garden at one time. We will send you our covid code of conduct for the garden.

If you wish to attend our sessions, 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.