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Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

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Autumn Social 2014 - brilliant!

Autumn Social 2014 - brilliant!

This year’s Autumn Social on Sunday 21st September was a brilliant success. Click here to see the photos taken by Alan Buckingham

We were lucky with the weather – warm sunshine all day – and a good crowd turned out to enjoy the event.

The café was kept very busy serving everyone with fresh coffee and home-made cakes. Plenty of people also found space to enjoy the BBQ and the wine and beer stall. The Home Produce stall was very popular with a good range of jams, chutneys and home-made cakes for sale.

Congratulations to the prizewinners in the Produce Show, including of course the pumpkin, scarecrow and sunflower competitions. And further congratulations to the lucky winners in the Raffle which featured some excellent prizes from local businesses.

Details of the prizewinners, and photos from the day, will be posted soon.

Thank you to Jenny Bourne, Ruth Walker, Marguerite Pocock, the Crofts, the Trevillions and to everyone else who helped set up and run (and take down!) the Produce Show, the Raffle, the BBQ, the Produce stall, the Beer tent and of course, as always, to Anne Wingrove and all the café volunteers.

Rents Now Due

Rent for the year ending 30th September 2015 is due in advance on 1st October 2014, payable during the month of October. The rent is currently (p.a.) £24 for a full plot and £12 for a half plot, also £25 for a lockup.

We prefer payments online – please click here. alternatively please send your cheque made payable to Royal Paddocks Allotments and with your name and plot number(s) on the back to RPA Rents, c/o 29 Church Walk, Thames Ditton, KT7 0NP. Please include the payment form which you can download from here.

If you prefer, you can bring your payment (Cheque or cash) to the office at the Seed Store any Sunday during October between 11am and noon.

If you have any questions about your rent, please email

What to do this month

What to do this month

What should you be sowing and planting now?

What crops should be ready for harvesting?

What jobs need doing on your plot?

Find out in our month-by-month calendar of what to do and when.

Your photos

Your photos

Portraits of fellow plotholders proudly displaying their horticultural successes. Inspirational images of nature’s bounty. Or candid shots of the less savoury aspects of allotment life.

Our photo galleries feature all these – and more.

Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Sundays 11am - 1pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.