Royal Paddocks Allotments website masthead
Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

Introducing
The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

Click for the blog.

email icon

Any comments, ideas or suggestions for what you’d like to see on the website? Please email us.

Tawny Owl nest boxes

Tawny Owl nest boxes

There are now two des res tawny owl nest boxes up in the trees adjoining our site, on the NW side!

On 23 May Matt Steinmann, Royal Parks Arboricultural Officer (with dog, Peg) and Romain Boudot and George Hobson, from ATC (Tree Care and Conservation) came along to install the boxes, coated with three layers of preservative by David Harnden.

Click here to read more.

Reporting recent break-ins

Reporting recent break-ins

A large number of sheds were broken into on the evening of Tuesday 21st February and locks and doors damaged.

Click here to read more.

Wah

Wah

The hot weather has produced some amazing skyscapes, appreciated by those of us who’ve resorted to early in the morning and late in the evening watering to escape the full heat of the day over the past week or so. After the ‘scorchio’ temperatures and lack of rain (Heathrow 34.5o this time last week!) all change and Tuesday’s heavy rain means no more trudging to the pumps for a few days, at least!

Click here to read more.

What to do this month

What to do this month

What should you be sowing and planting now?

What crops should be ready for harvesting?

What jobs need doing on your plot?

Find out in our month-by-month calendar of what to do and when.

Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Sundays 11am - 1pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.