January 2021. COVID 19

The allotment site remains open. The predominant strain of the COVID19 virus is particularly infectious so please ensure that you and any of your family and friends maintain social distancing whilst on the site. Please do not share tools and remember to use hand sanitiser.If you have any symptoms you should not come on site until you have self isolated for the appropriate time. 

Our allotment site was established in the 1940s, today it is an important environmental resource and part of a green corridor covering over nine acres. There are more than 90 plots being cultivated. Plot holders must be resident in either Southwark or Lewisham. Information on how to apply for a plot can be found here.  (Our allotment site was established in the 1940s, today it is an important environmental resource and part of a green corridor covering over nine acres. There are more than 90 plots being cultivated. Plot holders must be resident in either Southwark or Lewisham. Information on how to apply for a plot can be found here.  (insert link to membership page )

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Entrance to the site in Winter

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 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 to know each other.