Welcome to Brockley Station Community Garden
Community Gardening For All
Welcome to Brockley Cross Action Group (BCAG).
We are the community gardeners who look after Brockley Station Community Garden. BCAG was established in 2000 as a way of creating a more engaged active community through events and spaces.
The garden you see today was developed in partnership with BCAG, Lewisham Council and Network Rail. It was designed and planted in 2010 by local volunteers and is cared for by the group. We have ornamental planting beds, woodland area, a small meadow and a fruit & herb garden in the making. Our mission is to create a community garden for everyone to enjoy, as well as nurturing and encouraging biodiversity.
Community gardening is open to everyone. To find out how to get involved in the group please head to the volunteer page.
The last year has highlighted the importance of coming together in our communities and helping each other. We work closely with the local businesses to enhance the area. Caring for a green space that everyone can enjoy, as well as a creating a place for nature sits at the heart of the group.
We hope you enjoy the garden.
We have developed the garden as a haven for wildlife. There are birds in the woodland and a great variety of insects in the flower beds and meadow. Insects such as bees, wasps, butterflies, hoverflies, moths and beetles play an important part as pollinators in our ecosystems.
As Sir David Attenborough said, ‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the land's ecosystems would collapse. Wherever we go on land, these small creatures are within a few inches of our feet – often disregarded. We would do very well to remember them.’
During the last 40 years there has been steep decline in these types of insects. Our garden is contributing to the conservation of some of these important little creatures. We do not use any peat, insecticides or pesticides.
The Benefits of Community Gardening
Want to get involved?
The mental and physical benefits of gardening cannot be underestimated from meeting people, being outside, making friends to seeing the results of creating an all-year round haven for everyone to enjoy.
We’re a local group bringing the community together to enjoy the benefits of gardening and the place we live in. We continue to flourish, with more locals getting involved.
We love seeing the garden develop and the pleasure it brings to people.
A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.
If you are interested in getting involved with Brockley Cross Action Group please have a look at our volunteer page, where we post regular updates on meet ups. For anything else please drop us a line and we will come back to you soon.