Welcome to Kingston Edible Forest Garden aka Kingston Permaculture Reserve, an edible temperate rain forest or forest garden: trees, shrubs and plants creating a productive and sustainable ecosystem which yields fruit starting with rhubarb in April, raspberries from May, plums, berries, apples, pears, quince etc. through to medlar in November (and a few more tasty fruit we don’t want let on about.)
In the process we create an oasis for people and wildlife. A retreat into nature and a communal allotment.
We host a tree nursery to propagate apple trees for junior schools and native trees for local wildlife areas or streets.
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We are a voluntary community project open to all, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston’s green space, and have propagated 21 heritage variety apple trees which have been donated to junior schools in the borough.
We are located within Knollmead Allotments, Tolworth, behind Knollmead Primary School at KT5 9QP.
We’re generally on site the last Sunday of the month, but also at other times. See our facebook group “Kingston Permaculture Reserve”.
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See our Facebook group “Kingston Permaculture Reserve” for when we’re there and join us. Do join the Facebook group.
Post code location: KT5 9QP
To find us, go into the Tolworth allotments’ site via the gate to the left of the school, and to the left of the community centre, keep turning right, follow the track along to behind Knollmead Primary School, through a small gate and into an area of mature trees.
The K1 bus from New Malden or Kingston stops on Barnsbury Way. From Tolworth station, walk via the alleyway connecting Donald Woods Gardens with Knollmead.
Children and dogs 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.
You may also contact us via our Facebook Group: “Kingston Permaculture Reserve”.