Queens Park Allotment (active group)


Queens Park Allotment (active group)

Most of the plot is now divided into mini-plots, with individuals each taking responsibility for a numbered mini-plot. 'Garden together' events, where as many members as possible come along are posted on the website regularly. Large tools are provided but please bring your own small trowel, fork and gloves. If you are interested in having a mini-plot, please register on the website and post a comment with your enquiry. 

Location: Queens Park London Kingswood Ave NW6 6SG
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Dec 6

Big Dig March 2013 - "Le Grand Royal Bee Palace Extraordinaire"

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Comment by maggie turp on December 6, 2018 at 17:21

Hi everyone,

There is no rent or charge for having a mini-plot and we have never asks for money before, but right now there are a few things that need to be bought and I wonder if members, old and new. would be willing to chip in?

Our hose went kaput last summer and I replaced it with an old one of my own, but that is cracking up now as well. Because of the long length required and the merits of getting a good quality hose that will last, we are looking at about £70. 

We could also do with more wooden edging to demarcate the new beds and tidy the whole place up. Probably another £70 for the amount we need. 

Also some more spare hose tap tops would be useful, £20 for half a dozen. 

If you're willing to contribute £10 per person (rather than per plot) to make this possible - or a little more if you can afford it and are feeling generous - please transfer it to me and I will list the receipts and purchases so you all know where the money has gone. Give as the reference 'QPA' and your name, so that I can keep track.

The account details are:

First Direct

40 47 75


Dr Margaret D. Turp

I hope this doesn't feel like too much if an imposition and, obviously, don't contribute if you can't spare the £10.

A Happy Christmas and New Year to you all, and see you in 2019.


Comment by maggie turp on December 3, 2018 at 15:47

Many thanks - I think from all of us - to Helen for her brilliant work on sorting out member allocations and producing the map.

Helen, are you in a position to print off a few copies of the map and leave them in the shed, or otherwise email me a printer-friendly version? The park-keepers have asked to know who the new people are, so that they can keep an eye out for non-members taking stuff that they shouldn't. Maggie

Comment by Helen Sussman on November 24, 2018 at 19:07

Hi everyone,

I'm attaching an updated map of the allotments now. The waiting list is now clear! :)

Can everyone who hasn't done so please send me their mobile number (to 07533272332) so I can add you to the WhatApp group that we use to organise the Big Digs etc.?

The code to the shed is 1999, please always lock it after you've grabbed something from there as it has a lot of tennis stuff in that we need to make sure stays there! :)

Patrizio/Alison, Manori/Jules, Giorgio/Imke: I have moved some things around so you can all now have full half plots (see map below). Thanks for coming today!

Helen C, Amelia and Lily: I have allocated you plots as requested - take a look at the map below. Helen C and Amelia, please find a way in the spring to make your division clear (little fence/piece of wood etc.).

Sarah and Marie: the same about dividing your plots into halves.

Mark and Tom: Mark is overwintering some things in his plot ready for a changeover in spring. Mark, can you please post on here once you have harvested your goodies so Tom knows when he can start planting?

That's it! See you in the spring...

Allotment map 2018.jpg

Comment by Manori Ravindran on November 24, 2018 at 8:13
Hi Helen,

My partner Jules will be there in my place as I'm on my way to the airport. He'll be there for 1pm and looks forward to meeting you all! Thanks so much.

Comment by Helen Sussman on November 23, 2018 at 12:04

Hi everyone,

I'll be at the allotments tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm - new members please come along if you can. Lily, Amelia and Helen, I will publish an updated map on here soon so you can see which plot is yours - thanks for letting us know. 

Hope to see some of you tomorrow,


Comment by Amelia on November 22, 2018 at 15:02

Hi Maggie

i work on weekends and I am not sure which allotment are free 

I am sure we’ll work something out

thank you


Comment by maggie turp on November 22, 2018 at 14:55

Hi Amelia, Helen is organising new member allocations/introductions and has some people meeting at the weekend. Check out the previous posts and you will see 

Comment by Amelia on November 21, 2018 at 20:05

Hi Maggie 

i went to Queen’s Park to chose my allotment 

judtvwondering if the triangle number 7 is vacant I choose that one. I just put a stick there saw some whit painting 

i don’t have any white paintings so I just pug acstick

what else is vacant I have to organise myself 

but it then I can’t wait to start digging some dirt 

ill take a photo next time 

thank you


Comment by Helen Sussman on November 21, 2018 at 9:42
Hi Emily and Owain,
Sorry to hear you are leaving the area. If you move back in the future feel free to get in touch if you would like to garden again. Best of luck with the move!

I will let you know which weekend day is better. Plots need to be reallocated formally and as Maggie mentioned you are on the new waiting list which we will get to once everyone has claimed a plot. Please be patient :)

Warm wishes,
Comment by Patrizio on November 21, 2018 at 7:54

Hi Emily, thanks for letting us know and sorry we have never met. We are first on the waiting list so I'd be pleased to take care of your plot going forward, can you please explain which one is yours? Thanks! Alison.

Helen – if your offer is still valid we (Patrizio + Alison) would be available on both induction days, our preference would be Saturday. Let us know if which day is confirmed.



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