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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Branch Hill Allotments

Branch Hill Allotments
(Photo: © Bill Aldridge)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance

Corner of Oak Hill Way and Frognal Rise.
Nearest postcode: NW3 7LT

Buses

46, 210, 268

Station

Hampstead

Access

Steeply sloping site with narrow grass paths and steps.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Visitors are advised to keep to the main paths.

The Garden

Branch Hill Allotments, on the corner of Oak Hill Way, Branch Hill and Frognal Rise, was once the garden of Branch Hill House. John Spedan Lewis, founder of the John Lewis Partnership, occupied this substantial Edwardian mansion for some years. In the 1970s enterprising locals and would-be gardeners started growing vegetables and informally maintaining the site. The Branch Hill Allotments Association now manages the allotments for Camden Council with the aim of allowing wildness while developing organic cultivation.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Entrance

Corner of Oak Hill Way and Frognal Rise.
Nearest postcode: NW3 7LT

Buses

46, 210, 268

Station

Hampstead

Access

Steeply sloping site with narrow grass paths and steps.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Visitors are advised to keep to the main paths.

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