The Urban Harvest 2021

Between 23-29 September, we invite gardens across London to open their doors to volunteers and members of the public for Capital Growth’s 12th annual Urban Harvest.


Credit: Julie Smith

Credit: Julie Smith

Between 23-29 September, Capital Growth's 12th annual Urban Harvest initiative helps gardens celebrate the wonderful food grown in urban areas, and the diversity of people involved, through seed swaps, harvest activities, hands-on workshops and more. 

Register your garden for Urban Harvest 2021

The Urban Harvest is a great way to come together and celebrate the harvest with your existing volunteers, as well as opening your garden to new visitors and volunteers.

We're looking forward to gardens across the network welcoming new visitors  and showcasing the benefits of community food growing, from health and wellbeing to creating more community and climate resilience.

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“Pumpkins are getting heavier, tomatoes are ripening and peas can still be eaten fresh from the pod – September is the season of abundant harvest and a perfect time to discover what’s growing in the city. It’s a great way to meet new people, get outside and learn more about all the amazing ways to grow food in urban areas,” says Janelle Conn from Capital Growth.  

Participating gardens in #UrbanHarvest2021 include:

  • Surrey Docks Farm, Southwark
  • Streatham Community Garden, Lambeth
  • St John's Church Plot, Barnet
  • Clapham Common Bandstand, Lambeth
  • Kingston Edible Forest, Kingston Upon Thames
  • Sunnyside Community Garden, Islington
  • Canbury Community Garden, Kingston Upon Thames
  • Harlesden Town Garden, Brent
  • Kensington Gardens allotment, Kensington & Chelsea
  • Growhampton, Wandsworth
  • Carshalton Community Allotment, Sutton
  • The Lodge Walled Garden, Sutton
  • The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hackney
  • Queen Mary Vegetable Allotment, Tower Hamlets
  • Calthorpe Community Garden, Camden
  • Salopian Garden, Hounslow
  • Artification Market Garden, Ealing
  • Canons Community Garden, Merton

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Register to take part

Feedback from participating gardens from previous years include:

Brigid at the Community Plot at Whetstone Stray Allotment said their event enabled everyone to learn that “veg they might throw away is tasty and good. We hadn't got around to using the Capital Growth Harvest-o-meter before but having to weigh the pumpkin got us started - we now need to buy scales as we borrowed them on the day." 

Watch this space for more news about our range of competitions including Best Photo, Heaviest Pumpkin and Most Enterprising Activity. 

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