Vegetable Garden

Extraordinary Urban Garden Nursery

& Cafe Retail Opportunity

Kennington, London SE11 - Zone 1


Large Sun Filled Garden Courtyard & Adjacent Cafe

Cafe Service Area
Internal seating
Huge walled courtyard

the site

Never before utilised as a garden nursery, the site occupies the entire walled garden of beautiful, heritage-listed former courthouse;

Nursery external space 2,419 sq ft

Cafe internal space 605 sq ft

Additional basement storage 136 sq ft

  • Oversized sun-drenched walled garden

  • Cafe operation previously enjoyed 11 commercial trade accounts

  • Landlord is neighbouring tenant & largest account


Opportunity incl. food & beverage exclusivity to;

  • All walk-in trade to the property

  • All events & courses offered within property

  • All venue hire within property

  • All overnight accommodation guests in property

  • All staff and volunteers managing property

Jamyang front 1.jpg
Demised area Kennginton.jpg
sun-filled spaces

site plan & fees

The landlord is inviting interested parties to establish a new urban garden centre and cafe.

The site is ideally suited to a new concept or expansion of an existing nursery group. Prospective operators should be willing to update and refurbish all public areas and site kitchen to realise a viable operation.

Flexible terms for the right operator:

The landlord is flexible and open to offers.  Preference given to operators with a strong record and commercial experience. 

  • Rent is negotiable: fixed or % of Sales

  • Annual service charge £12,000*

  • Term 5 years

*Service charge incl.  fixed fee for water, gas, electricity, waste removal, business rates, property maintenance, basic garden maintenance.

Plants for Sale
local area

access & growth

The central location is served by convenient train and tube;

  • Lambeth North - 16 mins walk

  • Elephant & Castle - 9 mins walk

  • Kennington - 7 mins walk

The café has numerous established and upcoming businesses / services in the local area to develop relations. The following examples are within 10 minute walk of café site;

  • Jamyang Buddhist centre – shares property site

  • Gilmour Station House – large police station house (across the road)

  • Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation trust – local medical centre

  • Lambeth Community Care Centre 

  • Cinema Museum – popular tourist destination (no food offering)

  • Snap Fitness Gym – opportunity for gym members (no food offering)

  • Elephant & Castle regeneration – multi £billion mixed use development

  • Knights Walk redevelopment – upcoming quality residential site

  • City and Guilds of London Art School – well established local college

  • Oval Village – very large residential development

create something amazing

Upcoming Kennington

hotspot of development

Situated just South of the river, Kennington is a multi-cultural and vibrant hub, achingly close to central London, South Bank, Westminster & The Oval cricket ground.

Kennington is a high growth area with an established community of MPs and Civil Servants and sizeable LGBT community.

The area is gentrifying quickly with billions invested regenerating Elephant & Castle 9 mins walk to the East, Waterloo Station, Nine Elms, Battersea and the Northern Line extension.

The area is underserved by garden centres and cafes with few truly servicing London’s exploding ‘foodie’ scene and vegan / vegetarian trends.

The site's courtyard is considered a 'jewel' by the local community, is quiet, relaxed and adjacent to a buddhist centre.  So if calm and positive energy is your thing, ambience is assured.

Now is the time to realise the location’s utterly unique potential and provide the local community something many travel outside the area for.

Plants and Coffees

I'm impressed by the vision for the new cafe at Jamyang London. I always thought the space had tremendous potential. Inviting outside professional expertise to realise the potential will be beneficial financially to help support Jamyang but it will also help bring positive energy into the community.  The cafe is an important gateway to welcome people to the community - this vision could help realise that potential.

I wish Jamyang London every success with it.

Tenzin Ösel Hita (Left)

Pictured with Lama Zopa Rinpoche