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Arvon Road Allotment Group

Arvon Road Allotment Group
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Local residents created these allotments on disused land at the Arvon Road site in the late 1970s, using funds from Greater London Council (GLC) and Islington Council’s Operation Clean Up. The plots are terraced along the adjacent freight railway line, with access to the lower level only possible by ladders. The land also features a small mixed woodland, woodland shelter and pond. There are strong community ties to the network of streets around it and the site is important historically as it was created by GLC funding and has always been independently managed and self-funded.

Visitor Information

Saturday 11:00–17:00
Members from Arvon Road Allotments will be on hand to explain the site’s history and show visitors around. Refreshments available.
Arvon Road
Nearest postcode: N5 1PR
What 3 Words: useful.stay.moon
43, 271, 153, 263
Drayton Park, Holloway Road, Arsenal
The top tier of allotments - flat area with paving along the side - will be open to the public. Access to the wood is via a woodland path unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Working assistance dogs only

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