Who we are

As lease holders to Canterbury City Council, Herne Bay Allotments and Gardens Association is a self-governing body which controls four sites within Herne Bay, a seaside town on the north coast of Kent.

As well as providing allotment plots we run a small shop for members and organise a range of activities such as plant sales, flower and vegetable shows. We also run afternoon clubs and other social events.

Local residents who are not plot-holders can enrol as Associate Members.

The smallest of our sites has about 30 plots, the largest about 130 – a mix of full and half-plots. Altogether we look after about 320 plots.

Until recently our Eddington site took part in the annual Kent Allotments and Gardens Council competition and won the small sites section several times. In 2006 we were judged the best site in Great Britain by the Kitchen Garden Magazine. The following year we won the Southern area section in the Digging For Victory competition organized by UKTV Gardens, which resulted in a TV programme being made about the site.

Associate Membership

Associate membership can be had for a small annual fee. This entitles members to take part in all Social Events, as well as to purchase items from the Association shop.

To join, call in to our shop in Eddington Lane, any weekend from 9 am until 12 noon, or use the application form on this site,