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

Allotment rent charges

1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Allotment fees for the current year can be seen by clicking here

1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

We are advised that there has been no increase in allotments rents since year 2017/18 as detailed below but please check this with the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Allotment fees can be found on their website here

1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018

Allotment charges for 2017/18 are to remain broadly the same as in the previous two years although it appears that the concessionary rate has gone up by £2 a rod per year which would mean an additional £10 per annum for the 'average' 5 rod plot:

£20 per rod for Greenwich borough residents, out of borough residents pay £40 per rod, and over 65's and other concesions the rent reduces to £12 per rod.


More detail on the above is available on the RBG website here

1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

Rental charges per rod (see below for definition of a rod)


Greenwich borough residents:

  • normal rate - £20
  • concessionary rate - £10.

Non-borough residents:

  • normal rate - £40
  • concessionary rate (for non-residents over 65 years old) - £20.

When you get sent your invoice by Greenwich council you can elect to pay the full amount by cheque or via the online payment system or you can choose to pay annually or quarterly by direct debit

Definition of a rod

The definition of a rod as used by Greenwich Council to calculate the size of an allotment is actually a square rod that is equal to 30.25 square yards or 25.29 square metres. 

Allotment shop 2022 season

The allotment shop at Pippenhall is now open for the 2022 growing season every Sunday between 10am to midday.

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.

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

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

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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