We were founded 71 years ago by local residents, including our late Chairman and President, Charles Strangwige, to promote gardening and allotment activity in the Avery Hill and Eltham Park areas and we are still going strong today. Many of our members are tenants at Pippenhall allotments on the Bexley Road and other local allotment sites.
We organise various events throughout the year and run a shop selling a range of popular garden products. The shop is open every Sunday morning from February until the end of November at Pippenhall Allotments between 10am and midday- see the shop section for more details or better still come along on a Sunday morning to see for yourself.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
The allotment shop is now closed for it's winter break and will re-open in February 2024. Please watch this space for further details.
Please see the Council noticeboard at Pippenhall Allotments where there is up to date information from the Royal Borough of Greenwich regarding bonfires. There is additional information in the shop from the National Allotment Society regarding bonfires which has been issued by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Attached below are the minutes and treasurers report from the Annual General Meeting that took place on the 31st March 2023.
Pippenhall Allotment Notice
I HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY A PLOT HOLDER THAT GREEN WASTE ETC FROM ANOTHER PLOT IS BEING DUMPED ON THEIR PLOT. THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE COUNCIL. I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL PLOT HOLDERS THAT THIS IS NOT PERMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. ANY PLOT HOLDER THAT IS SEEN/CAUGHT/REPORTED DUMPING ANY FORM OF RUBBISH/GREEN WASTE ON ANOTHER PLOT OR ANYWHERE ON THE SITE INCLUDING THE PATHS WILL HAVE THEIR TENANCY TERMINATED. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REMOVE ALL UNWANTED ITEMS AND WASTE FROM THE SITE. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER PLOT HOLDERS!
Pat Middleton Site Representative- December 31st 2021
Reminder about car use on site at Pippenhall
Please do NOT drive down the centre path at Pippenhall if it’s raining or there has been heavy rain, or use the bottom of the site to turn your car around. The path and the ground at the bottom of the site gets extremely wet and often floods as the water does not drain away quickly.
Just a reminder that the wheelbarrows are NOT to be taken and used off site. They are for use ON SITE ONLY by those plot holders that have purchased a key to the locker storage shed, please do not keep them on your plot overnight and always return them to the storage room after use.
There are no vacant plots as of August 2023 and with more than 50 people on the waiting list the council have closed the list for new applicants for the time being. The council will contact those at the top of the waiting list directly about a vacant plot when one becomes available. This is most likely to happen in late April or May each year when the new rental year starts and tenants decide to give up their plot.
Please note that all enquiries about allotment availability or joining the waiting list for an allotment should be made with the Royal Borough of Greenwich via their website. We are unable to help with enquiries about allotment availability. Please see the allotments webpage for more information.
Site last updated on November 22nd 2023 with an update for Pippenhall allotment tenants