Our History

History of Dorset Road Allotments

Dorset Road Allotments has been on this site for over 100 years (we used to be known as Churchfields Road Allotments). The site used to be much bigger and included the Churchfields Primary School site and the park adjacent to the site.

We were one of the first self-managed allotment sites in the country when Dorset Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens Society was formed in the 1980s and we took on a lease for the site from London Borough of Bromley.  We are now run by a co-operative Dorset Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens Limited (Registered Society 4733).

We were the first allotment site to be awarded a Green Pennant – now Green Flag – for providing a high quality green space run by a community group.

We currently have over 100 members.