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​The South Croydon Allotments  Wildlife Area was created by volunteers in 2009, from a deteriorating wildflower field, with the aim of creating protected  wildlife areas.

Wildlife Area

The plan was to improve the habitat to encourage wildlife and also restore the derelict pond.

The photographs show our progress since then, and some of the wildlife on our site.

In 2012 we were delighted to be awarded a Highly Commended Wildlife Garden diploma in a competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society, DEFRA, and The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

A survey of our society by a qualified botanist identified 137 different wildflower varieties, and also 3 rare English Elms.


Please do contact me at if  you spot any new creatures on your plot, or if you see anything you would like us to try to identify. If you would like to help us maintain the area, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Website updated 7th Nov 2013

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