Community Garden

Our beautiful Community Garden emerged from a local campaign run by residents, to develop a food growing project for the community. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, St. Raphael’s Edible Garden now has a wildlife pond, a fruit tree orchard, compost bins, a yurt, a pizza oven, plenty of raised beds and a stunning pergola.

The garden is managed and run by Sufra NW London, but it is here to be used by and benefit the community. It is a therapeutic space and has a wealth of edible produce; Fruits, vegetables and (when the chickens are in) eggs! This is a communal space to teach & learn new skills from each other, build confidence in food growing practices and support health and wellbeing. It gives residents an opportunity to come together, engage their senses, and have fun!

The garden offers a welcoming natural sanctuary amongst a urban environment and has a wealth of seasonal, organic, edible produce being grown all year-round which gets harvested on a weekly basis and put out at a garden market every Saturday for the community to take home on a ‘Pay-as-you-wish’ (Donation) basis.

Our Community Garden is a great place to surround yourself with nature and we run regular activities for the whole community to get involved with.


St. Raphael’s Edible Garden x HelloFresh x SF&G

As a member of Social Farms & Gardens, St. Raphael’s Edible Garden was featured in HelloFresh’s campaign for the second year in a row!

HelloFresh have created a Curr-EAT-ulum Garden Syllabus, especially for parents and schools, to encourage future generations to think about ways they can reduce food waste.

They have also partnered with low-waste chef Max La Manna to inspire people to adopt more sustainable habits, reduce their carbon footprint and inform a future generation of budding chefs and cooks.

Through the partnership, HelloFresh and SF&G will be sponsoring some of our activities in the garden over the coming seasons.

Opening Times

The garden is open during the following times:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10am – 4pm (open to all for leisure and enjoyment)

Wednesday: 10am – 4pm (Volunteering day & open to all for leisure and enjoyment)

Thursday: 10am – 1.30pm (Open to school groups/closed to public)

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 10am – 2pm (Volunteering morning and Garden Market for all)

Sunday: CLOSED

School Visits

St. Raphael’s Edible Garden is currently open for School Field Trips on Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Bookings are required in advance. Please fill in this form to book:

For further questions, please contact

Courses and Activities

We’ve organised several FREE fun and creative courses and horticultural activities to support local residents, our food bank guests and people with additional support needs. If you are interested in any of the below and would like more information, please contact

Sign up here

  • Circle of Soup

    We’re hosting a free AQA-accredited cooking course in St. Raphael’s Edible Garden. Each workshop takes place from 10am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays and participants get to eat what they make! More information on the form:

  • Fruit Harvesting Group

    Would you like to learn where to pick free fruit, and how to set up a local fruit harvesting group?

    Benefits include:
    - Reducing waste by saving 1-2 tons of fruit a year from trees in local gardens
    - Creating more community by getting to know like-minded people
    - Reconnecting with where our food comes from

    Location: St. Raphael’s Edible Garden, 162 Pitfield Way, NW10 0PW
    Dates: Saturday 23rd March & Tuesday 23rd April
    Time: 12:30pm - 2pm

    Light snacks and drinks available on arrival. Children welcome to take part under parental/adult supervision. Sign up here:

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