Wisley community allotments

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

Applications are now closed for 2022

If you missed the application deadline for this year, please check this page again from September 2022 for full details on how to apply for 2023.

About the programme

Successful candidates will have their own plot at RHS Garden Wisley to tend for almost a year, from February 2022 to January 2023, in order to grow and enjoy both summer and winter crops. They will receive an allotment masterclass each month with the RHS team and they’ll get to take home armfuls of allotment-grown produce to enjoy.

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 programme and hope those who take part will use their new knowledge to inspire others to grow in their communities.

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

The cost to participate is £90, which covers the cost of gardening boots, gloves and seeds. All participants will be provided with tools to use while on site. Participants will have access to their plots each day (during garden opening times only) and should be able to commit to regularly tend and water their plots, and attend the monthly masterclass sessions. 

How to apply

(Applications re-open in September 2022) 

To take part in this opportunity, please contact our Courses and Workshops Team with the following information:

  • Write a brief personal background (approx. 50 words)
  • Let us know why you would like a beginner’s vegetable plot at Wisley (approx. 50 words)
  • Indicate what you will do with the knowledge you acquire (approx. 100 words)

Please also include your full name, postal address, email address and contact telephone number in your application. 

Entries should be sent by email to: [email protected] with the subject line; Community Allotments 2022, or by post to: Courses and Workshops Team, Hilltop, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

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