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We care about our local communities


Growing communities since 2000

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an environmental and volunteering charity. We were set up by a group of local people with an aim to improve the SE1 area, making it a greener, more beautiful place to live and work.

What we do

We manage and maintain open spaces, welcome volunteers from both the community and the corporate sector, run regular gardening groups, support park steering groups, organise and take part in public events and educational projects, and offer advice to others. We collaborate closely with local residents and businesses to champion green spaces.

Thousands of people enjoy our open spaces every day. Each of our sites is unique, with its own atmosphere, identity and sense of place. Our spaces include Red Cross Garden, Marlborough Sports Garden, Waterloo Millennium Green and Tate Community Garden.

 Award winning

Our spaces have won more than 32 awards, including the UNESCO Man and Biosphere award, London in Bloom Champion of Champions and the MPGA London Spade for our community gardening partnerships.

Supporters and Partners

None of our work would be possible without our incredible team, our trustees, our board members and the continued support from The London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.  

We are partnered with numerous charities, housing associations, educational and health organisations, landowners and individual donors who have worked with us over the years and their continued support is what makes Bankside Open Spaces Trust what it is today.

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Hire Our Spaces

Host an event with a difference in one of our spaces. Are you having a party, wedding, sports day or even a BBQ? We have four spaces that are available for hire. When you hire a Bankside Open Spaces Trust site you are putting money back into our fantastic community projects and beautiful green spaces. So you can have fun, feel good and do good ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

Hire a space here.