Welcome to BOST

News and information about Bankside Open Spaces Trust

Crossbones Fundraising Appeal

We have now reached a millstone figure of approximately £13,000 for our initial fundraising through generous donations and a crowd funding campaign. We still need to raise £200,000 to finish the garden, provide year round access to the public and to animate the site with free events, workshops and performances.

All donations will be gladly received no matter how big or small.

To give please click on the Just Giving button at the top left of the page .






    • Crossbones Garden Crowdfunding Appeal Continues


        With the brilliant help of lots of friends we have now reached our first milestone target of £7000 for our Crossbones Garden crowd funding appeal. So big thanks to all who have given so far. BUT this is just the start and we still need to raise a grand total of £30,000 this year in [...]


    • Join us to Celebrate Spring at MayFest 2015



    • Tom & Sarah’s Marathon effort for BOST


      Local resident Tom Heys will be one of 30,000 brave runners in Sunday’s London Marathon, and is running dressed as a tree! Tom, who made his own costume said, “I may set a world record for fastest marathon runner dressed as a plant. I will be competing against a cactus and suspect they have some [...]


    • Crossbones Garden First Open Day


      Well the time has finally come, Crossbones Garden is opening to the public at long last this Saturday 28th March 2015, 1 – 4pm. Come along and see how the fabulous Goose Wing entrance sculpture is developing, find out about the history of the site with tours and poetry recitals from John Constable. Find out more about and [...]


    • FREE! Garden Design Workshop and Spring Social


      It’s not every day you’re able to get a free Gardens Design and Planning workshop from a qualified landscape architect, but that’s what we’ve got on offer on Saturday 21st March 2015. And as its the spring equinox too, we thought we’d mark the day by having a bit of social get together at the same time. So please join [...]


  • I've met so many people here today, it's been amazing! I'm so happy that I came. My son really loved planting the vegetables, I'm really up for gardening