Pippenhall allotments can be found on the south side of the Bexley Road between Eltham and Avery Hill and are located on the old site of Pippen Hall Farm and meadows. We are not sure how long this site has been used for allotment gardening but we do know that Woolwich Council, the predecessor to Greenwich, were renting plots out in the 1950's.
A map of the location can be found on the 'How to find us' link at the top of this page.
The site belongs to, and is managed by Greenwich Council and it consists of around 100 plots on a gently sloping site with free draining sandy soil especially near the Bexley Road boundary. The site has two buildings on it, the larger of the two, just inside the gate, houses the shop run by Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society as well as a tool store, whilst the smaller building is the toilet block with separate facilities for men and women.
The site has five stand pipes and water tanks and has two areas , one at the entrance and one near the southern boundary, where horse manure from a stables in Bexley is delivered on a regular basis.
Currently (April 2017) there are plots available to rent and no waiting list due partly to rents which have become significantly greater than those in neighbouring boroughs.
For more information on getting an allotment in the Royal Borough of Greenwich or to be added to the waiting list for Pippenhall please visit the council website here
The allotment shop at Pippenhall is open every Sunday morning from 10am to midday until the last Sunday in November. It will then close until February.
Please could all tenants make sure the gate is always shut fully after entering or exiting the site and not to let anyone on site who does not have a key for the gate. There have been a number of instances of theft and sheds being broken into in recent weeks and we would ask tenants to report any suspicious activity to both the police and Greenwich council parks and open spaces department.
One of our members has experimented with growing potatoes in bags over the last two years. Read about his experience and advice to other container growers here
One of the tenants at Pippenhall has recently started a Pippenhall allotment blog. Have a look for yourself and register if you would like to contribute to this community. Click here to visit the blog
Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society
London SE9 2PE
(please do not use this address for correspondence)