Welcome to BOST

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an environmental and volunteering charity, working with people to design, maintain and protect public parks, gardens and open spaces in London SE1.ChtMd_nWsAEI38y
















Whether you are looking for a place to relax, kick a ball, grow plants or just hang out, come and visit one of our spaces and discover something new in Bankside.


Crossbones Festival 23rd June 5:00pm – 8.30pm

A celebration of Crossbones Graveyard, the work inspired by it and the garden of remembrance on the site of the paupers’ burial ground. 23rd June is St John’s Eve, the traditional Midsummer festival. It also marks the 145th consecutive monthly Vigil held by Friends of Crossbones, following 12 years of vigils held every single month.

This will be a scaled-down version of last year’s Festival, featuring a guided tour of the site, informal performances of poetry and song, and a simple participatory ceremony to rededicate the garden and to remember those buried there.

Hosted by John Constable, the ‘Bard of Southwark’, who first revealed the secrets of Crossbones in The Southwark Mysteries, his epic cycle of poems and plays. With George of Bermondsey, who immortalised Crossbones in song, and his band Gentlefolk, and opportunities for audience members to perform poems, songs or brief testimonies of how Crossbones has changed their lives.

    • BOST Green Fair

      Join us for the BOST Green Fair on Thursday 16th June 3.00-5.30 at Red Cross Gardens. There will be a range of family friendly activities to learn more about keeping SE1 green, recycling, dance around the maypole and much more!


    • Job Vacancy at BOST

      Future Gardeners Project Manager We are now looking for a Project Manager to take the lead on an exciting new project at BOST called Future Gardeners. The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire trainees, partner organisations and stakeholders. They will also be well organised and have […]


    • Find Your London

      Find Your London Festival 18-28th March 2016 BOST is very excited to be part of the Find Your London festival taking place across the city from 18-28th March this year. The festival is over 100 events across London with yoga in the park, bee keeping, treasure hunts, an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and more. […]


  • 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