This site of 16 individual and shared allotment plots was established in the 1970s by the Walworth Allotment Association - a group of local people who were passionate about gardening and growing produce. The group prides itself on using only organic pesticides that enhance and care for the earth. A variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and fruit trees now grow on this reclaimed building site; a twice-yearly working party helps to maintain the site, which also boasts a wildlife area, beehives, pond and a communal area.
This award-winning oasis of green space in south London is open to all, seven days a week. Alongside fruit trees, sub-tropical planting and glasshouses, it is also home to a horticultural training centre and a vast array of wildlife.
Originally the exercise yard of the old Kennington Courthouse, restored by volunteers since 1995. Courtyard garden with magnificent golden Buddha statue and mixed planting, part of Jamyang Buddhist Centre.