Hackney Allotment Society

Becoming a member - list temporarily reopened

To join the Society and have your name added to the waiting list you must be a resident of the London Borough of Hackney and over the age of 18 years. Membership of the Society is currently £4 per annum, renewable on 1st October each year.

As current waiting list numbers are now at a manageable level the list will briefly reopen to enrol a limited number of members. The application period will run from 1st March to 15th March 2018. The application form and accompanying notes are available below:-

Application form - download
Application notes - download


As a member, you will receive regular newsletters, and you may attend and vote at the AGM and participate in the running of the Society and other events. When a plot becomes available for you, you will receive an offer letter and be invited to visit the vacant plot prior to acceptance. The plot rent for 2017/18 is £31 per annum for a full plot (£15.50 concessions) and £15.50 per annum for a half plot (£7.75 concessions). The membership fee of £4 is payable in addition to these amounts.

About us

The Hackney Allotment Society, founded in 1979, is a registered charity (number 294128) managed by a voluntary committee. The aim of the Society is to promote horticulture in the London Borough of Hackney. We have 9 sites across the borough with a total of 133 full plots. Some plots are split into half plots and we have two raised bed plots.

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before. - Vita Sackville-West