The PNK Garden

The PNK Garden is an independent community garden in South London (Rotherhithe & Deptford)) started in September 2020. The garden is fully independent, self-managed, shared and free. Everyone is welcome to join us! Just stop by. For more info check 'Volunteer with us'

Vision and mission

Our vision is to support climate justice: more sustainable ways of living, the wellbeing and social cohesion our local communities. Our mission is to rehabilitate a land that has remained unused for over 30 years and turn it into an asset for our local communities.

Please donate today online.

In just 2 years we have turned an abandoned piece of land into an asset to more than 300 residents, ages 1 to 70. Local authorities, businesses and residents have financed the first construction phase with a stunning total of £80,000.
We still have plenty to do and lots of helping hands to do it, but we need some materials for our next phase!
Donate £10 for materials to build an up-cycled planter, £20 for a garden tool, £50 to get us a tonne bag of soil or £100 for six-months of public liability insurance.

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We are grateful to the PNK Family Trust for their generosity towards our local community.

February harvest

February 2022: Lettuces are looking good and tasting better!

We are back

February 2022: Still a construction site, but what a community!

Happy Halloween

October 2021: We have grown some big pumpkins and eaten the leaves!

Donations from neighbours

August 2021: We love when our neighbours help us grow the garden

Tideway rules!

June 2021: Tideway've been helping with the garden (in-kind contribution of about £6k!)

First harvest ever!

April 2021: Some good looking Swiss chard

Active Weekend

May 2021: Socially distanced event with more than £1,700 in prizes at local businesses distributed among participants.

Meet the people

March 2021: Alex & Matteo made this video of the nascent garden community.

Southwark Council supports the garden

February 2021: The garden is awarded £18,000 for capital works.

Clearing brambles is hard work

January 2021: We continue clearing 30 years of brambles, rain or shine.


December 2020: We start a crowdfunding campaign.


December 2020: GoodGym joins in to clear brambles (and will continue offering support to build the garden).

WonKy joins the project

December 2020: Local architect studio Wonky makes a plan based on our public consultation

Public consultation

December 2020: We consult neighbours during lockdown

Thank you PNK Family Trust

November 2020: The PNK Family Foundation leased us the land to create and manage a community garden.

The Garden at Lower Road is born

September 2020: A new community association is born during national lockdown (Covid-19).