Lambeth has a number of allotment sites of various sizes in different parts of the borough. Some allotment sites are council owned and managed, but the majority are privately owned or managed by an independent association.
We currently manage two allotment sites - Lambeth, Lorn Road Allotments and Chesterman-Robinson Allotments.
Lorn Road Allotments
Lorn Road, Stockwell, London SW9
Lorn Road Allotments is a small set of allotments off Lorn Road, off Brixton Road, SW9, owned and managed by Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces.
There are only 29 plots at Lorn Road, and given the active plotholder community on site and its small size, this means the waiting list is currently closed. Priority is normally given to applicants who live in the northern or central areas of Lambeth.
Helmsdale Road, Streatham Vale SW16
Chesterman-Robinson Allotments is a set of allotments located between Bridgewood, Grayscroft and Helmsdale Roads in Streatham Vale, named in memory of two local allotment activists Paul Chesterman and Fred Robinson.
The allotments are owned and managed by Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces, and were restored during 2010 with funding provided through our Ward Priority Programme. A new allotment association is in the process of being set up to help maintain the site.
With only 26 plots on site the waiting list is currently closed but we may reopen this at a later date. Priority is normally given to applicants who live in the Streatham and Streatham Vale areas of Lambeth.
Privately owned allotment sites
There are a number of working allotment sites in Lambeth which are privately owned and managed. These sites manage their own application procedures over which Lambeth Council has no powers of intervention.
Just as with council owned sites, waiting lists for a private allotment site may also be closed due to demand, so please check with them first before applying.
Website: Rosendale Allotments Association
Brixton Windmill Allotments
Apply for a Brixton Windmill Allotments allotment to:
Thames Water Property Services Ltd, Clearwater Court, Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8DB.
Vauxhall City Farm Allotments
165 Tyers Street
London SE11 5HS
Telephone: 0207 582 4204
Website: Vauxhall City Farm
Vauxhall Gardens Allotment Association
This is a small allotment site at Glasshouse Walk on the Vauxhall Gardens Estate which is managed by a the Vauxhall Gardens Allotments Association (VGAA). However, there are currently no vacant plots and only estate residents are eligible to apply.
To enquire about Lambeth Council managed allotments or for further information on growing opportunities:
Contact: Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces
Telephone: 020 7926 9000