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 historically important as it was created by GLC funding and has always been independently managed and self-funded.
Members from Arvon Road Allotments will be on hand to explain the site’s history and show visitors around. Refreshments available.
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. Paths between allotments are narrow and unevenly surfaced.
Once a derelict sports pitch, now a community growing space creating practical solutions to address climate change and benefit the community, including growing food and sharing surpluses, managing soil and harvesting water. Refreshments, plant sale.