Discover RHS Hampton Court’s Allotments and be inspired to get growing

RHS Allotments are exciting spaces, which showcase the finest fruit and veg, and how to grow them

Winner of Best Community Allotment

Bagshot Infant School: Dig for Victory

Designed by Year 2 children from Bagshot Infant School, Surrey
Supported by Chair of the Governing Body, Steve Barker

The grounds of Bagshot Infant School in Surrey were converted into allotments during both World Wars, and the garden reflects this wartime heritage.

The Pig Hotel: A British Kitchen Garden

Designed by Ollie Hutson

A celebration of all that’s great about the British kitchen garden – and everything that’s home-grown and local – this allotment shows how simple, rewarding and beautiful it is to grow your own food.

Ashford & District Smallholders: Newlands

Designed by Ashford & District Smallholder

This space celebrates the past 100 years of the Society’s allotment site, starting with traditional-style beds separated by a turfed path. Towards the middle is an open shed structure offering a view to the back of the plot.

Träkol: Pots to Plots by Ouseburn Community Farm

Designed by Hannah Reid
Sponsors: Träkol Restaurant, Envii

Anyone can grow edible plants and there’s no fixed destination on a gardening journey. This is the idea behind this RHS Allotment, where a curved path illustrates this meandering experience. Alongside are containers, as well as vegetables growing in the ground.

Grow to Know: The Grenfell Garden of Peace

Designed by Grow to Know

Grow to Know has gone from Guerrilla Gardening at London’s Westway, as a response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, to creating this allotment garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

Arthritis Action: Gardening with Arthritis

Designed by Department of rheumatology healthcare professionals and people living with arthritis

This plot celebrates the relationship between people living with arthritis and the healthcare professionals working with them to enhance their quality of life.

Sunnyside Allotment Society: The Sunnyside of Life

Designed by Sunnyside Allotment Society
Sponsor: Cook & Butler

In this cutting patch allotment, raised beds, recycled pots, crates, vintage finds and a recycled greenhouse are used for sowing and growing annual and perennial flowers, such as scabious, delphiniums and sweet peas, as well as herbs for scented foliage.

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