Prospect Walk Allotments were laid out in the late 1970s. The area had been damaged by WW2 bombing and, in the post-war period, the site was used for emergency housing. The 'prefabs' were not cleared until around 1974, when local people took the initiative and created the allotment site we see today. The Allotment Association comprises 24 members who cultivate 22 plots and a border area; the site is bordered by mature trees on two sides and there is a newly created wildlife plot, including a pond. Visitors can expect a warm welcome from plot-holders.
This is a community garden project run by local residents. Everything in the garden belongs to everyone and all crops are grown and shared together. A feast of organic vegetables, salads, aromatic herbs, beautiful flowers and wildlife.
One of a group of award-winning East End community food gardens, run by diverse local communities. Food growing, fruit trees, pond, wildflower meadow, shrubs, nectar bars and bee-friendly planting, not far from Columbia Road's famous flower market.