Arvon Road Allotment Group
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Local residents created Arvon Road Allotments in the late 1970s using funds from Greater London Council (GLC) and Islington Council's 'Operation Clean Up', on disused land at the Arvon Road site.
The allotments adjoin the railway freight line, running Finsbury Park to Liverpool Street. The group has shored up and terraced the land so that it now provides 31 allotments for people in the immediate surrounding area. The allotments design is noteworthy as it is terraced down to the railway line - access to the lower level mainly only possible by ladders.
There is also a small, mixed woodland, part of the Drayton Park and Olden Gardens Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, and a pond. The site has strong community links to the network of streets around it. It has historical significance as it was created by GLC funding in the 1970s and has always been independently managed and self-funded.
- Sunday 11:00–17:00
- Members from Arvon Road Allotments on site to explain the history of the site and show visitors around. Refreshments available.
Nearest postcode: N5 1PR
- 43, 271, 153, 263
- Drayton Park, Holloway Road, Arsenal
- Only the top tier of the allotments will be open to the public. This is a flat area with paving along the side. Access to the wood is via a woodland path and is not suitable for wheelchair users.
- Working assistance dogs only