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BOST Winter Festival

BOST Winter Festival

Head down to Red Cross Garden and join in with the winter cheer on Thursday 10 December 3.30-6.00pm! There’ll be live music and artwork from local schools and Queen’s Gate Brass Band, natural wreath making as well as mulled wine and tasty treats.











Join us for a planting day at Crossbones Garden

Bulb Planting PosterCome along to our last community planting day of the year at Crossbones Garden, Redcross Way SE1 on Saturday 28th November, from 10am -2pm. Get involved and help us with planting the bulbs for next spring’s flowers!

MPGA London Spade 2015

BOST honoured with London Spade Award

We were incredibly honoured recently, to be chosen by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association to be the recipient of their annual “London Spade Award” for their “very considerable contribution to developing and maintaining open spaces in the Bankside area.” The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA) is a long established charity which has played a vital role in the preservation and improvement of countless gardens, neglected sites and green spaces across London. They help by providing grants to improve the environment and thus the quality of life for the local community. We are very proud to be given this once again.






1280px-Cross_Bones_Graveyard-050Crossbones Fundraising Appeal

The Garden is now open and looking amazing although there is still a huge amount of work to be done. If you’d like to find out more or get involved please email us at info@bost.org.uk or donate by following the just giving link at the top of our page.


    • BOST receives Awards 04-11-15

      London in Bloom BOST is thrilled to have won a Silver-Gilt London in Bloom award as well as winning the Urban Community Award in partnership with Better Bankside & Southwark council. The award was collected by Parks Coordinator Joe Mayhook. Thanks to all volunteers and staff who were involved in getting the gardens into top […]


    • Marathon Places 2016 01-11-15

      BOST has three places for the London Marathon 2016 and we are looking for runners to take up the challenge at the same time as raising funds to help us continue our community gardening work in London. We are asking for a minimum fundraising pledge of £1,600 and will support our runners through social media […]


    • The Flower & Veg show is coming… 14-09-15

      We are gearing up for our annual Flower & Veg show this Friday 18th September from 3pm at Redcross Garden. We can’t wait to see what everyone has been growing in and around SE1. In previous years we’ve had wide array of produce, from the strange and unusual – kiwi fruit and cho-cho!-  to beautiful flower […]


  • 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