The Big Dig!

Event Date: 
Saturday, 21 April 2018 (All day)
Capital Growth

On Saturday 21 April community gardeners from more than 40 of London’s edible gardens, will welcome new visitors and show them how to grow their own food.

The 7th annual Big Dig day is organised by Capital Growth and gardens from 20 London boroughs are taking part, many of them hidden away from the hustle of London. They can be found on rooftops, parks, schools and all can be found on Capital Growth’s online map. The Big Dig has helped thousands of people connect with their local garden and gives Londoners a chance to get active and grow food.

It’s also the perfect time for those running the gardens to gather people from their community and prepare for the season ahead.
Capital Growth gardens are found all over the city and those open on the Big Dig day stretch from North Finchley to Sydenham and Ealing to Dagenham. They include allotment sites, community gardens as well as quirkier spaces such as the infamous Skip Garden in Kings Cross, a rooftop in Battersea and the beautiful Castle Climbing Centre Garden, set in the grounds of the old Waterworks building in Hackney.

Capital Growth will be running online competitions ahead of the day on social media to win books, vouchers and more. Plus everyone taking part on the day will receive a special discount on workshops in this season’s urban growing training programme.  

Find your closest participating garden, or register your garden to take part on our interactive map at