Wisley community allotments

Get growing with us! Learn the art of allotmenteering from scratch on your own plot at RHS Garden Wisley

Community Allotmenteer

Applications are open for 2025

We welcome applications for the 2025 RHS Garden Wisley Community Allotments Project. Please complete and return the 2025 application form, found below, by 13 January 2025.

About the project

Successful candidates will have their own plot at RHS Garden Wisley to tend from February 2025 to January 2026, enjoying the opportunity to grow both summer and winter crops. You will get to take home armfuls of allotment-grown produce to enjoy, and receive eight allotment masterclasses with the RHS team. These take place on Thursdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm. You need to be available to attend. 

​This is a wonderful opportunity for novice growers to learn the art of ‘allotmenteering’ under the expert guidance of the RHS team. We are delighted to offer this project and hope those who take part will use their new knowledge to inspire others to grow in their communities. Priority will be given to candidates who can share the knowledge with others e.g. community groups, after-school clubs or in community spaces.

‘As well as potatoes, onions, sweetcorn, squash and other delicious crops, participants also grow things they can’t eat – confidence, knowledge and some great friendships.’

The cost to participate is £120 (to be confirmed for 2025), which covers the cost of secateurs, gardening boots, gloves and seeds. All participants will be provided with additional tools to use while on site. Participants will have access to their plots each day (during garden opening times) and should be able to commit to regularly tend and water their plots, as well as attending the monthly masterclass sessions. 


How to apply for 2025

To take part in this opportunity please download and complete the Community Allotment application form (47kB Word doc).

Application form (47kB Word doc)

For more information about taking part in the Community Allotments Project in 2025, please see our frequently asked questions.

Please send your application by post or email to:

  • By post: Courses and Workshops Team, Hilltop, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
  • By email: [email protected] with the subject line Community Allotments 2025

The closing date for all 2025 project applications is 13 January 2025. 

Please note:
Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Privacy notice
We will use the information on your application to consider and select the applicant and to contact you regarding your application. This includes managing the application, dealing with any queries you may have and if successful making accessibility adjustments where necessary,. The personal data of successful applicants will be kept for 1 year following the termination of the programme. The personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be deleted after 60 days following the selection of the participants. You can find more information in our privacy policy. 

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