Welcome to Kingston Edible Forest Garden aka Kingston Permaculture Reserve.
We are a community orchard or edible forest garden: 200 trees about a third of which are fruit or nut, shrubs and bushes arranged as a natural woodland and a delightful oasis. We have a couple of ducks on a pond who provide eggs occasionally. We are sustainable: harvesting from trees planted in the early 1990’s, and planting for the future. We propagate apple trees for schools and have a tree nursery for park or even street trees.
Do come and visit and consider joining as an alternative to an allotment. If you’re new to fruit and veg growing, we can show you how.
Our edibles include rhubarb in April through to medlar in November, heritage apple varieties, pear, plums, quince, medlar, saskatoons, currants, gooseberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, hazel, almond, chestnuts, walnuts, bamboo, asparagus and artichoke.
We are located within Knollmead Allotments, Tolworth near post code KT5 9QP. Enter the estate from the Tolworth roundabout onto the small slip road into Barnsbury Lane. From Tolworth station, walk via the passage at the end of Donald Woods Gardens. The entrance to the allotments site is to the left of Knollmead Primary School and the community centre. Follow the track right to the top of the allotments site (south west end) and through a gate into an area of mature trees.
The K1 bus from New Malden or Kingston stops on Barnsbury Way.
Children and dogs on a lead are welcome. Wear gardening clothes, and stout footwear. The ground is uneven, has tripping hazards, and can be muddy after wet weather. Bring food and drink. There is drinking water and a compost loo on site.
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