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

About Pippenhall Allotments


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

Allotment shop 2019 season

The allotment shop at Pippenhall is now open every Sunday morning from 10am until midday.

Pre -ordered seed potatoes are now available for collection.

Help Eltham Hill School encourage the next generation of gardeners

Eltham Hill School are turning a spare piece of land into a school garden and fruit and veg growing area and need help to access some funding from the Tesco Bags for Life Scheme this spring.
See how you can help them here

Annual Show Saturday 9th September

Our 65th Annual show was a great success in September. Please click here for more details on the show and a selection of pictures of the event.

Site Security

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.

Multipurpose Compost

Please note that Violet Farm multipurpose compost is no longer available due to the change in peat regulations. We now stock the Rosedale premium professional brand multipurpose compost at £5.25 for a 60 litre bag

Outing to Nymans Garden Tuesday 13th June 2017

Click here for more details

Shop Opening Hours 2017

The Pippenhall allotment shop is now open every Sunday morning until further notice between 10.00am and midday

May 2017 Newsletter

Available to download here soon

Growing Potatoes in bags

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

Annual Show 9th September 2017

The 65th annual show will place on the 9th September 2017, further details to follow. The show report for 2016 and a list of trophy winners can be found here. Photos of the 2016 event can be found here

Pippenhall Allotment blog

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

Petrol Strimmer 

We regret that the strimmer is no longer available for hire.

Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society

Pippenhall Allotments
Bexley Road

London SE9 2PE

(please do not use this address for correspondence)



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