Information on allotments

Always longed to have a patch of green to call your own? Wish you could grow your own vegetables, fruit or flowers? Then an allotment could be the answer.

There are 18 allotment sites in Royal Greenwich and we have sizes to suit both the beginner and the expert. Our tenants come from at least 26 ethnic groups and ages range from 18 and 87, so no one will feel left out.

Apply for an allotment

Help the environment

Having an allotment garden gives you the opportunity to learn about, appreciate and improve the environment.

Many varieties of plants are grown on such sites, which contributes to the biodiversity of the area, providing vital habitats for wildlife. This also helps to keep alive strains of edible plants that are no longer commercially available.

Allotment tenants: update your details

To help us manage the allotments effectively, it is important that we have up-to-date contact information for all tenants. If your contact details change, please let us know by completing the allotment enquiry form.

Select 'Change of details' from the list of enquiry types and enter your details: 

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • site name
  • plot number.

Update your details using the allotment enquiry form

History of allotments

The use of land as allotment gardens goes back to before the reign of Elizabeth I, but it was during the World Wars that allotments became really popular with city-dwellers.

Fresh fruit and vegetables were in short supply so, driven by the government's Dig for Victory campaign, town folk dug up public parks, playing fields and village greens in order to grow their own food.