Summer activities at Brockwell Park Greenhouses

Signpost at Brockwell Park Community Gardens

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses summer events are in full swing, and there’s something for everyone.  At Sunday Pizzas you can roll the dough and fire up your own pizza. There’s music gigs, workshops, walks, aquatic and blog planting, screenprinting, outdoor play and learning for children.

For more information and to book your £2.50 Pizza ticket click the link below.

Sunday Pizzas August 20 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Pizzas September 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Pizzas October 15 @ 12:45 am – 2:30 pm 

Music Gigs

iyatraQuartet & Basel Saleh August 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music.

Effra Folk Trio at the Greenhouses August 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Folk trio Effra have been described as “striking instrumental folk” by The Independent. Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion).

Gig@the Greenhouses – Oysland Band October 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up a cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies.



Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) have been growing ginger plants all year so expect the  Ginger Tea Party  to be a celebration of all things ginger. Saturday 16 September 2 – 5pm.  To secure tickets, do book in advance.



Green Woodworking – Making a Spoon Part 2 August 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Green Woodworking Group at BPCG make things from green wood (freshly cut-down trees) using hand tools and traditional methods.

Demijohn Terrarium Workshop August 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Demijohn Terrarium Workshop October 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Jar and Fern at the Greenhouses to make your own Demijohn Terrarium.

Bat Walk at Night September 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Walk to several key locations both at the greenhouses and within the wider park to find out more about these elusive mammals.

British Native Aquatic and Bog Planting September 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn more about British native bog and aquatic plants from Paul Richens.

Screen Printing at the Greenhouses September 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nicole Line is holding a Screen Printing Workshop at the Greenhouses in late September. Nicole teaches at the University for the Creative Arts and has been running workshops since 2014. For more details and to book go here



BPCG’s new natural play kitchen is open from Thursday to Sunday 10 – 5 with a mud kitchen, willow wigwam, welly boot planters and much more natural play kit. This project was created by Andy and Shayna with the help of many volunteers.

Flutterby Butterfly 1 August 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Flutterby Butterfly 2 August 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Flutterby Butterfly 3 August 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Flutterby Butterfly 4 August 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

It´s all about butterflies this week. Inspired by the Big Butterfly Count come and spot butterfly and moth species in the greenhouse garden.

How to Train your Dragonfly 1 August 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
How to Train your Dragonfly 2 August 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
How to Train your Dragonfly 3 August 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

BPCG are going dragonfly spotting around the pond this week and will be making their own colourful creatures and learning about them as they transform from juveniles to adult ‘dragon’ flies.

Herby Flatbreads 1 August 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Herby Flatbreads 2 August 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn about the herbs we grow and what they are used for. Then have a go at making herby flatbreads.

Parrots Don’t Live in the City! Children’s Book Reading and Activity Morning August 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

They were flying their kite, loop-the-loop up high, When something emerald flickered by…” Interactive story-telling session with Herne Hillian author, Lucy, and local illustrator, Jenna

September storytelling for under 5s September 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tis the season for harvesting. Go down to the garden and see what might be ready to eat and enjoy some tasty tales whilst you’re there.