We support many community projects around Kingston Upon Thames, however, have our own inhouse projects that we run and love! 


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The Hogsmill Community Garden has now been open for over 4 years. The garden addresses the need for more outdoor community spaces, with opportunities to improve health and gain practical skills in environmental practices.

The project also involves ongoing workshops in plant propagation, vegetable and fruit growing, composting as well as garden maintenance following organic growing principles.

The Community Garden is open 3 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 11am – 3pm throughout the year. 

See the Hogsmill Community Garden Facebook page for more information on our diary dates.

We are the home of the Kingston Seed Bank and hold varieties of seeds collected by the heritage seed library and by trained seed savers. The seeds are kept in a cool vermin-proof container with the idea to save seeds that breed true. Seed banks preserve the genetic diversity that generations of farmers and gardeners have provided. 

We host Seed Bank and Swaps events that include seed swapping, home-cooked food, local group gardening projects, stalls and extra swapping sessions. Details for our next event will be posted on our site!


Tucked away in Alexandra Park, Tolworth, a beginners orchard of 13 fruit trees, which was planted with the help of the Urban Orchard Project. Anyone living nearby who would like to help care for these trees is most welcome to contact us, as we would love to develop a community orchard supporting more variety and interest in years to come.

Would you like to get together with other knitters and stitchers? Maybe you are you interested in environmental issues such as recycling and reusing? If you are you can join us at the Environment Centre and
  • Bring along some knitting or sewing you are working on
  • Start a new project
  • Get ideas from other people
  • Recycle and reuse materials
  • Talk about green issues
  • 7pm to 9pm, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month


We have an electrically powered cargo trike available for hire by community groups for events or if you need to move tools, plants or fruit and veg. She often comes out with us but we want to put her to better use!

If you are interested in getting involved in any of our projects please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are set up to help support people who want to be involved and local groups who need advice and assistance on sustainability issues. If you have an idea but aren’t sure about funding and all its practicalities for a project you are planning (or simply an idea) – from sustainable garden design to litter picks and anything else in between drop us a line.