Tabard Growers was set up in 2017 following community conversations at the annual David Idowu Peace Day.
With funding from the United St Saviours Charity Trust, residents from the Tabard Gardens Estate set about linking up local gardening and food growing projects, promoting new community involvement and sharing resources.
Community growing on the estate had been around since 2008, when a handful of volunteers with TRA experience built raised beds and installed grow-bags for growing fruit and vegetables at the Community Allotments on Manciple Street. Now we have a greenhouse, a herb spiral, fruit trees and a polytunnel. Growers have their own plots and grow a wide range of vegetables and herbs representing the vibrancy of the local community.
To locate the various sites under the Tabard Growers umbrella see our StreetMap here:
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve postponed our regular community workdays on the allotment site on Manciple Street each 3rd Sunday of the month from 11am to 2pm. There’s usually one or two volunteer gardeners onsite then.
Instead we meet via Zoom each Saturday at 4pm. Please message us for joining details. All growers welcome.