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 69 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 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 


We look forward to meeting you soon.


Seed potatoes for the 2022 growing season available to order now. Click here for more details


Theft of Produce from Pippenhall allotments-18th October


I have just been notified by a plot holder that a man with a dog (not they believe to be a plot holder) was seen this afternoon shaking fruit trees with the intention I presume of stealing the fruit.

As there were a number of thefts a few months ago of produce etc and another incident where the police had to be called can you please be extra vigilant when at Pippenhall and notify me and report to the police any suspicious activity or thefts at the site.

I am of course informing the council about this latest incident.

Many thanks

Pat Middleton- Site Representative

68th Annual Show Saturday 4th September 2021

A provisional report is now available on the Annual Show page and photos on the Gallery page. More to follow shortly. The 69th annual show will take place on Saturday 10th September 2022.



Update on allotment toilets and having bonfires as of July 29th

The Royal Borough of Greenwich have now allowed the toilets to reopen. We ask that you use your own hand sanitizer before using the toilets.


Bonfires on site are still not permitted until further notice

Pippenhall Allotment Shop Open every Sunday

The shop at Pippenhall is open every Sunday morning from 10am to midday until the last Sunday in November when it will close for the winter break.



To minimise risk to our volunteer staff and customers we request that if you do come into the shop that you wear a face mask.


Only one customer at a time can be inside the shop and we would ask that you continue to observe social distancing.


If you do not have a mask or are medically exempt we ask that you remain at the shop door and we will be happy to serve you from there.



Please do not come to the shop if you or any of your household are unwell, showing symptoms of Covid or are self isolating.



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.



Pat Middleton
Site Rep - Pippenhall Allotments


Please see attached this advice from the Royal Borough of Greenwich about bonfires- click on the image to see the full size version

Pippenhall Allotments availability- 

There are no vacant plots currently available as of October 2021 with over 50 people on the waiting list with the council. 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 October 18th 2021 with details on an incident at Pippehall

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