Volunteering Opportunities at Mobile Garden City - your local community garden

Hi Everyone, 

We are looking for volunteers to come and help out with a range of gardening activities and tasks at Mobile Garden City! Everyone is welcome and all activities are free to join.

Mobile Garden City on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a community-led space where local residents and community groups can connect with nature, network and learn new skills through our programme of free workshops and activities. The movable community garden is located on the corner of Temple Mills Lane and Honour Lea Avenue on Chobham Manor, near Chobham Academy.

The aim of the Mobile Garden City is:
- To create a welcoming, beautiful and movable public garden
- Demonstrate the ability to create productive and vibrant community spaces on meanwhile sites
- Provide food growing, socialising and training opportunities for the whole community.


Below is an update on activities coming up at Mobile Garden City during the next month. Gardening activities are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sensible clothes that you don't mind getting mucky. All equipment and tools are provided. Come get involved!

Opening Hours:

  • Mondays 1-3pm
    Community drop-in session & workshop (Community gardener is in attendance). An opportunity to put your gardening queries to our Gardener and meet other volunteers and members of the local community. Everyone is welcome to join the gardening workshops between 1-2pm:


           5th June: Grow your own Salad
           12th June: (5-7pm) Evening workshop: Growing Kohlrabi, Sprouts & Chinese Cabbage
           19th June: Learn to Grow Brassicas
           26th June: Growing for Winter

           3rd July: Square Foot Gardening
           10th July: Wonky Veg
           17th July: Seed Saving
           24th July: Pest & Disease Watch
           31st July: Swiss Chard & Leaf Beet
           7th August: Summer Squash
           21st August: Hot Weather Greens

  • Wednesdays 6 - 8pm
    Evening Gardening (community gardener is in attendance).
    Get stuck in with various seasonal gardening tasks including planting, watering, propagation, weeding & turning compost. All welcome!

  • Fridays 1 - 3 pm
    Urban Market Garden (community gardener in attendance).
    Learn about urban food growing and the principles of growing organic fruit and veg to sell. Induction required (contact below)

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm
    Self-Guided Gardening Come and tend to the plants within the community beds and potter in our new community greenhouse! Our gardener is not attendance, but a task list is kept on site for guidance.

For more information or to reserve your place at a session, contact: mobile.garden@groundwork.org.uk or call 02089851755

What is Mobile Garden City?

August Programme of Activities - Mobile Garden City

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