Our allotment site established in the 1940’s has been an important environmental resource and part of a green corridor covering over 9 acres and supporting over 80 plots.
We have a variety of gardening styles, including traditional allotment layouts, cottage-style gardens, raised beds, terraced areas and wildlife friendly plots. Our plot holders represent the South London community we are part of; a wide mix of cultures is reflected in the range of produce grown; we have many families with children, some of our plot holders have worked their plots for decades and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
We encourage organic and wildlife-friendly gardening methods on the site. Recycling is a popular activity: boards and poles are used to create terraces and raised beds, a whole path was laid with reclaimed paving, sheds have been built from discarded materials.
We are constantly working to improve the site and we are lucky to have large areas of woodland for communal use which was originally planted to provide anchorage against landslip.
We have recently set up a group to manage the communal areas more effectively for wildlife. We actively engage our members to participate in communal tasks, not only to get the jobs done – it is also a great way for plot holders to meet and get know each other.