Putney Vale Allotment
Number of plots at this site: 78
Length of waiting list: 3 years
Numbers waiting: 128
This site slopes down from the mature oaks of Wimbledon Common to the edge of the housing estate behind the superstore on the A3 at Putney Vale. It is a north facing slope with good views of trees in most directions – another good place for bird spotting.
Originally the allotments were laid out to serve the housing estate but became part of the wider council allotments stock in 1980s. The whole site had earlier been farmland running up to the Common from the Portsmouth Road. Putney Vale Cemetery was built in the late 19th century. By the time of World War 2 a munitions factory was attracting aircraft attention where the superstore now stands.
The Putney Vale Allotments Society serves members at this site and produces regular newsletters.
Entrance: off Stroud Crescent SW15