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.


  • "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"
    Edible Bankside gardener.

  • News & Events

    • Future Gardeners Goes Live

      There are a few remaining spaces available for this 6 week City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Work Based Horticulture course starting Wednesday 26th October. Contact louisa@bost.org.uk to sign up.


    • Go Spike Volleyball Event

      Bankside Open Spaces Trust in association with London Beach Volleyball Club to host big day out this bank holiday. The Marlborough Sports Garden will play host to a Go Spike Big Weekend event this bank holiday. Held on the sand court London Beach Volleyball Club will open its doors for people of all ages to […]


    • Old Vic on Waterloo Green

      This summer, Bankside Open Spaces Trust are working in partnership with The Old Vic Community Company to host a brand new theatre production called RISE, in a purpose-built, outdoor theatre space to be installed on Waterloo Millennium Green, London SE1. The park will slowly transform as an incredible structure, designed by Collective Works, and made […]


    • Red Cross Garden – One of Best in Britain!

      We are absolutely delighted to announce that Red Cross Garden has been named as one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Red Cross Garden, built initially in 1800’s by Octavia Hill, social reformer and one of the founders of the National Trust is now maintained by BOST and cared for by an army of volunteers working tirelessly to […]