If you would like to join our waiting list please complete our online application form (form will pop-up).
The allotments in Northfield Avenue are not owned by the council but held in trust by Pathways, a registered charity.
How the waiting list works
There are over 141 plots on the Allotment (click on the map to see an enlarged view). We rent out half plots to maximise the number of plot holders.
When you are towards the top of our waiting list you may be offered a bed on a 'Gardening Club' plot. These are plots which we have subdivided into smaller, more manageable beds rented out individually for a small fee to people on our waiting list. All gardening club plots have access to a communal tool shed and we expect the gardening club members to work together to look after the shared parts of the plot as well their indivudal beds. These are temporary mini plots which give you chace to join our allotment community and learn some gardening skills while you wait to get to the top of the list and get a half plot of your own.
We are often asked “How long will it take to get to the top of the list?” It is difficult to answer because it very much depends upon how many people leave voluntarily and how many are asked to leave each year. The wait is usually about 2 years. We work on a strict first come - first served basis.
While you are waiting you can still be part of our allotment community
Several years ago the committee set up a volunteer group consisting of plot holders, those waiting for a plot and local residents. Paths need mowing, hedges need trimming. As well as learning from our experienced growers, It is an opportunity to get some fresh air with people who are passionate about growing.
If you have a love of gardening - we hope you will join our volunteer team.
We run the volunteer session on the first Saturday of the month - EVERY MONTH - rain or shine. We love this place so we will be there all morning from 10.00 - 13.00. But if you can only spare an hour that's OK too. We will provide the tools and gloves. We'll even sort out some tea and a slice of cake - plus a free BBQ lunch. Yes, we really do have a BBQ in winter (honest) - it is our way of saying "thank you" to our volunteers.
You would need to provide a good pair of wellingtons or suitable sturdy gardening shoes.
If you'd like to come along please contact us in advance.
Other allotment sites in Ealing
Northfield Allotment is just one of many in the London Borough of Ealing. If you wish to look for a vacancy at other allotment sites then there is a full list of sites, both council and privately owned, on the Ealing Allotment Parternship website (though at the present time, most other sites also have waiting lists). If you are a resident of Northfields then Blondin and Haslemere are the closest alternatives.