Hackney Allotment Society

the local allotment society of Hackney, north east London

About us

The Hackney Allotment Society, founded in 1979, is a registered charity (number 294128) managed by a voluntary committee. The aim of the Society is to promote horticulture in the London Borough of Hackney. We have 9 sites across the borough with a total of 125 full plots. Some plots are split into half plots and we have two raised bed plots. Demand for plots is high and a waiting list is maintained. Waiting time is likely to be several years depending on your choice of site.

Becoming a member - list temporarily closed

To join the Society and have your name added to the waiting list you must be a resident of the London Borough of Hackney. Membership of the Society is currently £4 per annum, renewable on 1st October each year.

As a member, you will receive regular newsletters, and you may attend and vote at the AGM and participate in the running of the Society and other events. When a plot becomes available for you, you will receive an offer letter and be invited to visit the vacant plot prior to acceptance. The plot rent for 2014/15 is £21 per annum for a full plot (£10.50 concessions) and £10.50 per annum for a half plot (£5.25 concessions). The membership fee of £4 is payable in addition to these amounts.

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before. - Vita Sackville-West