Allotments

Allotment gardening brings a wide range of benefits enjoyed by hundreds of local people every year. Whether your main purpose is enjoying an open space, growing flowers or seasonal fresh local food – it’s an activity for the whole community. Gardening can help keep you fit, and allotments provide homes for many different forms of wildlife.

Applications are dealt with in strict chronological order for each site. Due to demand you can expect to wait several years for a plot. The shortest waiting list is for the Morden allotments site. Please contact us if you wish to find out your progress up the waiting list.

While you’re waiting we often know of local gardening opportunities where you can volunteer and help cultivate a community plot along with others. This does not affect your place on the waiting list.

image of an allotment

The Enable Allotments team

  • keeps records of all allotments, plot holders, and applications
  • checks each year to make sure applicants are still interested and still eligible
  • inspects every plot at least once a year;  and, where appropriate, terminate tenancies so that others can have the opportunity to cultivate an allotment
  • arranges repairs to gates, locks, fences, etc

The team works with volunteer site managers who represent the committee and plot holders at each site. We consult with site associations to help ensure allotments are well managed.

We can accept your application if you are

  • aged over 18 years
  • resident in the borough of Wandsworth
  • in a household where nobody already holds an allotment

You may apply for more than one site but we can only allocate one allotment per household.

Download a form, complete and return it to:

Allotments Office
Staff Yard
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ

Allotment application form

Useful links

The National Allotment Society

Garden Organic

Contact us

Phone 020 8871 6441 for more information about allotments or email the allotments team at allotments@enablelc.org