There have been allotments on this site, within the curtilage of Bushy Park, since 1896 when our first charter was granted by Queen Victoria. It was then extended under George V in 1911. Since then, some plots have been returned to park land along the east boundary and others have been formed into car park areas and a communal garden. This helps to explain why the numbering system is not logical!
Today there are 390 plots.Many number posts are missing but you can consult the map on the notice boards.
The site is still owned by Royal Parks but is leased to and managed by the London Borough of Richmond with help from the Bushy Park Allotments Association. The Council deal with rent payments, replacement keys and applications for plots (see Contacts page).
The Association is run by a Committee (see the Contacts page) and every plot-holder is a member. We show prospective plot-holders around the site, deal with some maintenance tasks and organise open days during the summer. The Annual General Meeting is usually in October.
We hold committee meetings every 2 months on a Sunday morning. New committee members are always welcome – please speak to a committee member, if you are interested in joining. Even if you don’t join the committee there are plenty of other jobs that you can help with, including helping to maintain the community plot.