Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society
Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society

Welcome to the Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society website


We were founded 66 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 at discounted prices, most of which are substantially cheaper than DIY stores or local garden centres. The shop is open every Sunday morning at Pippenhall Allotments- see the shop section for more details or better still pop along on a Sunday morning to see for yourself.


If you would like to know more about us, or would like to join please get in touch using the contact form or call in to the shop one Sunday morning.


We look forward to meeting you soon.


The website is under continual development so if you have any ideas or would like to contribute please get in touch using the contact form or e-mail graham@eahgs.org.uk Thank you.

Pippenhall Allotment News 9th January 2020

Car Parking at Pippenhall during the winter

I have had reports from several plot holders regarding cars driving down to the bottom of the site, presumably some to their plots, and turning their cars round in what is very wet and muddy ground. This is causing problems at the bottom of the site for plot holders and making the ground very slippery and dangerous under foot.
As advised when being shown round as a potential plot holder, driving down to the bottom of the site isn't advised or expected during the winter months or any time of the year if we have experienced heavy rain. Also if your car does become stuck it is your responsibility alone to have it removed.
I have discussed this with the Council and they are looking into taking measures to stop all cars driving down the site during the winter months.
Parking will only be at the top of the site.

Pat Middleton
Site Rep

Mains water turned off for Winter

Please note that the mains water supply at Pippenhall has now been turned off for the winter to avoid the risk of burst pipes.

This means that the toilets are now unavailable until the supply is turned back on again.


Pat Middleton
Site Rep - Pippenhall Allotments



The allotment shop  is now closed for the winter break until the first Sunday in February when it will open at 10am.

Pippenhall Allotments availability- 

Please see the allotments webpage for more information.

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