Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex


Land freed for 1,000 allotments
The National Trust is releasing enough land for up to 1,000 allotments, on some of the most famous country estates in Britain.

The land will be available for individuals or community groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The release will be organised through the Landshare website, which matches growers with available land....

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Monty Don in an allotment
Monty Don believes more people should have their own allotment

Looking for a place to take surplus crops?

Why not try the Red Brick Cafe?

The Red Brick Cafe, situated within the Wealdstone Centre on Wealdstone High Street, has been open to the public since April 2005. Its primary function is to offer supported placements for people with learning difficulties enabling them, through work experience and confidence building, to either gain employment and or increase their skills.

Since its opening, the Red Brick Café has built up a good reputation in the area for tasty home cooked food, good service, and a pleasant environment to relax and meet with friends.

Recently they have been very happy to receive surplus apples from friends and have been turning them in to delicious apple pies which have been on sale in the café.

If you find yourself with surplus fruit or veg (they use hundreds of tomatoes every day) then please consider donating them to this worthy place - and stop in for a coffee whilst you are down there.

Find out more about the Red Brick Café

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Monty Don in an allotment
Gardens to visit

We've heard of our superb national gardens, like Wisley in Surry and Tatton Park Gardens in Essex, but how aware are we of gardens, open to visit, a little closer to home? The great British Gardens website lists a whole host of beautiful gardens to visit and places to stay nearby. The link below will take you staight to the London page. With excellent public transpot in the capital, it shouldn't be difficult to find a beatiful garden to visit for a day out throughout the summer months and beyond.

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Ancient tree hunt Ancient Tree Hunt

The Woodland Trust are inviting us to search out and record the country’s oldest trees – there are plenty of large trees in and around Harrow which you may walk or drive past every day and just take for granted.

The Woodland Trust has been able to come out and verify some 5000 so far and out of this 5000 a whopping 581 are truly ancient. They want to make June/July this year, official ancient tree hunting season so join the National Tree Hunt and get involved in saving Britain’s oldest living treasures.
More information at Ancient tree hunt

In the market for an allotment?

See what the BBC's Working Lunch programme has to say.

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Thank You Harrow Rose

We would like to thank the Harrow Horticultural and Rose Society for giving us their tables.

Every year Harrow in LEAF hired tables at  considerable cost until a few years ago, when the Harrow Rose society was kind enough to loan us their tables for free, saving us a vast amount and making our annual show possible. It is with great sadness that, this year, Harrow Rose announced that it is to come to an end after some 100 years.


Upon closing down, it was decided that they would give their tables to Harrow in LEAF, who can make them available for use by our affiliated members. This gift by the Harrow Rose is one that will always be remembered by all at Harrow in LEAF.

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