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Wildlife Area


The South Croydon Allotments Wildlife Area was created by volunteers from a derelict area in 2009.

The aims were to create an ecologically rich environment for local fauna and flora, to restore an old pond, and create a new child friendly pond. 

Education of children is an important objective.

In 2012, we were delighted to receive a Highly Commended Wildlife Area award from the Royal Horticultural Society, DEFRA, and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

The Area has gradually expanded and is assessed  each year by the In  Your Neighborhood London in Bloom Judge. 

We started with a grade of 'Establishing' and in 2021 and 2023 were delighted to achieve 'Outstanding', the highest possible level. 

The Area belongs to all our plot holders, and anyone can visit any time they wish.

Social work parties are held 3 times a year, and are great fun.


A Children's Open Day is held each year (at which parents and grandparents learn a lot as well!)


If you see any  wildlife on your plot that you would like to report, or have any queries, please contact Nigel at, or ring 07710494096

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