'When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.'

Grow Mayow Community Garden, once an old park keepers depot, is now a not for profit community garden.
Its run and maintained by volunteers responsible for the upkeep of the garden.
We run weekly activities for which we charge a small fee.
See the 'whats on' tab.
It's a perfect place to both learn and relax, and its a great place for kids families and wildlife watchers from further afield. 
A community garden is an important part of urban living.
There are plenty of families who are not so fortunate to have a garden and those rely on the park and a community garden for their well being. Next to us is Brown & Green cafe for great coffees and food.

Grow Mayow community garden consists of 2 sites
The front garden access is through the park,
this site of the community garden is open 7 days a week  during park opening hours.
The back garden is open Mondays to Thursdays and at weekend events.
Look on the what's on page here.


It’s been a perfect couple of weeks for the garden, starting with lots of sun followed with lots of rain. How lucky we where at the Sydenham Arts Trail with glorious weather, lots of visitors and some unbearable hot days that we couldn't even enter the polly tunnels without passing out. But things have been growing healthy and lush.

Workshops  with Ky Lewis during the Sydenham arts trail

For those that follow Grow Mayow on Instagram
you will have already seen some of these photos.  
Still, I have added some new ones too. 

We had this little fellow on the Cardoon all summer long, loving it.
Don't blame it, really! What a dream!! 

  The Cardoons also called artichoke thistle have now gone
 from the bright admired purple heads, into faded light brown, still gorgeous and full of seeds, great as winter food for birds.

Quick peek inside 

Bees just love the Echinops 

 Talking about bees, 
They had a fantastic summer, working hard bringing great harvest of pollen and nectar to our hives.

The honey harvest starts end of August 
You can order your honey by emailing us @ 
£6 a jar