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: 63
Latest Activity: Aug 6

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

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Comment by maggie turp on May 25, 2017 at 14:06

Welcome to our new members! They are Kalafat, Samira, Sabha, Asma, Khola, Eliene, Fabiana, Sahar, Dena, Sherin and Ahmed. They have not joined the website yet but the buddies and Salusbury World will be helping them with that in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, if you run into any of them when you are tending your plot, do introduce yourselves and say a friendly 'hello'. 

I will be at the allotments on Saturday from 1.00ish to 2.00ish if anyone feels like joining me. 


Comment by maggie turp on May 19, 2017 at 15:12

Calling all garden buddies... The refugees are coming!

A lot of interest from Salusbury World now and more people coming to look this coming Tuesday at 10.15 at the allotments. Can any buddies be there or are you all at work?

If you can't be there, would be text me to confirm I can pass your number on to the person/family you will be helping to get started? My mobile number for the text is 

07986 599848.  Maggie

Comment by maggie turp on May 15, 2017 at 12:28

Hi All,

People from the Transition Core Group that helped set up the allotments would like to come and have a recce on Saturday afternoon at 4.00 o'clock. It's very unlikely I can be there myself and I wonder if anyone else can make it? 

Meanwhile, Salusbury World have said they are organising a site visit with some of the refugees who use their services tomorrow morning at 11.15. I will be there for that but if anyone else would like to join us, that would be great.

All best Maggie

Comment by Kim Hay on May 11, 2017 at 21:34
Hi Maggie, as the tap head is difficult to hold on to I'm planning on buying my own somewhere. Where have you managed to but them previously? I went to homebase on the weekend and they didn't have any!
Comment by Kirsty Page on May 9, 2017 at 15:16

Thanks Maggie - and thank you Tiffany, too :)

Comment by maggie turp on May 9, 2017 at 11:19

Really sorry to hear about the problems with the playground beds. I emailed Mick Guerin and have had a reply:

We will keep an eye on the planters in the playground, it might be that it is happening after we close at night. Usually with this sort of thing it passes very quickly as they just get bored of it, it is annoying though.

I think what you are doing, Tiffany, actually talking to the kids is as likely to work as anything. 

Do please let me know of any further problems - I will keep an eye on it and make sure the Park knows too. Maggie

Comment by Tiffany Ong on May 4, 2017 at 14:53

Hi Barbara, welcome. I'm in the plot next to you. Sorry to hear your plants have disappeared. I'm guessing it was a bit too tempting for someone especially since they weren't in the ground. 

Kirsty, I told a few kids off the other day for pulling up your netting. After I explained they were someone's who took the time to carefully place it there, they were apologetic and asked questions about the plots. 

I have also found bits of plants pulled out and trash in the plots. A sign might be a good idea, the kids might not be able to read, but hopefully their parents will inform them. 

I have lots of oregano on my plot which was there already. It's the only thing that seems to be doing well so please help yourselves.


Comment by Kirsty Page on May 3, 2017 at 20:28
Hi Barbara! I have the bed two down from you - hopefully I'll see you sometime soon! I have had a few issues with things being dug up and some netting and canes ripped out, but I'm not sure if it is kids or a fox! Hopefully once they're planted in, they will stay there! See you down there soon hopefully! Kirsty
Comment by kate jangra on May 3, 2017 at 20:00

please help yourselves to some sorrel from my plot as it is huge!

Barbara, I would avoid leaving anything unplanted on your plot as it is unfortunately an invitation to some people to help themselves. And i also recommend Queens park farmers market to get some starter plants as they are very competitive price and easy walk to get them into the soil quickly.

As you are growing and talking to people as they walk into the playground i am sure people will start to realise they are personal plots - but maybe a transition town sign could be put up by them as i remember last year it was herbs and free for people to help themselves...

happy growing!!



Comment by Barbara Neve on May 3, 2017 at 18:26
Hi everyone,
I am the newest member of the group and wanted first of all to thank you all for welcoming me!
After getting lots of teaching from Helen and Daniel on Sunday, I went to buy some tomato and strawberry plants that I left on my allotment ready to plant this coming weekend. Unfortunately, most of them disappeared either today or yesterday. I was wondering if by any chance one of you would have any idea where they might have gone? My allotment is the first one behind the paddling pool as you walk in that area, so I am afraid it might just be people who were in the playground who took them... in that case it is very annoying and I was wondering if that happened to the other members who have an allotment there? The good thing is that I now have a good excuse to go back to the delicious cafe at Clifton nurseries ;-)
Have a good evening,

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