Syon Lane Community Allotment is a strip of land next to Syon Lane train station in west London, which had been unused for 20 years until a group of sustainable agriculture enthusiasts were offered it on loan for 3 years. We have re-opened it as a forest garden and permaculture demonstration centre, a growing space for local schools and also an outdoor area for arts and crafts.
Open days are every Sunday from 12pm, and admission is free.
Its chilly at the moment but Syon Lane allotment is five years old, so why not come and visit. We’ll have a stove burning in the polytunnel, hot drinks and food, and some manual labour to keep warm coppicing Sycamore trees. Also, if you are interested in a plot here there are some spaces near the front gate and the far end that will be available for spring 2015.
Over this spring we have had some new life injected into the site in the form of young volunteers from the challenge network who are helping out a whole range of local community groups. For Syon Lane allotment they have helped with clearing land for new growers, putting up a new polytunnel, delivering fresh compost around the site and a lot more. Here are some pictures from the volunteer days in spring 2014:
We are getting 10 tonnes of used mushroom compost delivered outside the site next Monday. Apparently its especially good for loosening up clay soil.
Anyone with a plot at syon lane allotments is welcome to take a bag full for free. If you’d like a large amount you can buy some via me, its £30 per tonne, Andrew – 07905283114
You are invited to come and join us as we begin the rousing work of spring at Syon Lane Community Allotment. We have a huge variety of wierd and wonderfull seeds to try out this year, and we will be sowing into small pots and filling up the greenhouse and polytunnel to birsting point. There will be outdoor sowing happenning in the market garden too, but please feel free to come and join us just for a cup of tea and to enjoy the garden. We’ll arrange a communal meal for everyone at around 2pm. Everything is free of charge.
As you can see from this beautiful blossom that we spotted on Sunday! With spring well on the way now, we’re planning for 2013 at Syon Lane. Wild winter weather has had an impact on the site, and we need to have a general tidy-up and repair our poor old polytunnel, which has taken a bit of a battering over the last few months.
If you’d like to come along and give us a hand (or even just say hello and have a cuppa), we’re open every Sunday from 12pm, and everyone is welcome!
Good News! We have been granted another growing season at Syon Lane community allotment in 2013. If you don’t have a plot there and would like one please contact me before spring (07905283114).
Thankyou to everyone who has been involved over the last few years, please keep on coming over and sharing in the abundance.
Happy solstice and christmas!
A big thank you to everyone who visited us last Saturday for the Edible Gardens Open Day and Harvest Festival – it was lovely to meet you all on such a beautiful late summer afternoon! Here are a few photos from the day (more photos below)….