Welcome to Kingston Permaculture Reserve: an oasis for people and wildlife.

We are holding an open day Sunday May 21st 2017 noon to 6 pm in celebration of the project’s 25th anniversary. Do join us.  It is an opportunity for all the family to bring a picnic and enjoy the site, no booking is necessary.  Dogs are welcome.

On Sunday 28th from 1 to 4.30 pm we will be open for visitors as part of London Tree Week.




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Kingston Permaculture Reserve is a food forest or forest garden: a system of trees, shrubs and plants creating a productive and sustainable ecosystem.

In parts of the world people have planted and maintained sustainable agricultural systems known as food forests, some of which are more than 2000 years old. Kingston Permaculture Reserve, the second oldest permaculture (permanent – agriculture) project in the UK and the oldest on public land, seeks to be an example for our temperate climate.

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, such as some Thursday evenings. 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”.