The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd


April 5th, 2024

Cauliflower Power

The humble cauliflower has bloomed. Once a soggy side at school dinners, this bland brassica is now the highlight of many an Instagram snap or hip restaurant menu. And whilst edible trends tend to come and go, the craze for cauli seems to be here to stay. In culinary terms, cauliflower is often treated as […] Read the full story »

March 12th, 2024

Composting for Beginners

Are you spending a fortune on bagged compost? For National Compost Week, composting expert Rod Weston provides a beginner’s guide to composting.   Why compost? All allotment gardeners produce organic waste that can be composted, but many do not bother, preferring to burn it or take it to the council recycling plant and then buy […] Read the full story »

November 29th, 2023

National Allotment Week 2024

National Allotment Week 2024 will take place from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th August 2024. For over two decades, The National Allotment Society and their members have used this period to engage the public in the world of allotments and publicise the benefit of allotment gardening for communities, individuals and the planet. For the latest […] Read the full story »

August 22nd, 2023

A Composting Lunch with Rod Weston – Webinar

Catch up with the composting webinar here: Webinar Link Passcode: g9z4C0U% Read the full story »

August 3rd, 2023

Fattoush Salad Recipe

  It’s the end of summer and we can finally use Mediterranean vegetables with abandon as they are actually in season! Here is our cookery expert, Erin Baker's version of the classic Middle Eastern salad Fattoush. This salad is a great way to use up old pittas and create an unforgettable summer salad. Sumac is […] Read the full story »

May 25th, 2023

Important Information Regarding Hosepipe Usage

In order to provide clarification, we would like to inform you that, according to the current restrictions set by South East Water and South West Water, the use of hosepipes on allotments is prohibited, unless they are being used specifically for watering food crops. This guideline falls within the framework of both councils' Water's Discretionary […] Read the full story »

May 15th, 2023

A Great Big Plant Swap! In 2023 we are very excited to announce that the NAS will be a partner of the Climate Coalition for The Great Big Green Week 2023! Between 10th-18th June, we will be joining institutions like RSPB, National Trust, The WI and WWF to drive positive action within the community and raise awareness of how […] Read the full story »

April 18th, 2023

International Compost Awareness Week May 7-13 2023

This year’s theme is ‘For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost' and we want individuals, associations and councils big and small to get behind our photo competition. The NAS are celebrating Compost Awareness Week in partnership with Great Green Systems and encouraging members to share their composting successes and trials through our photo competition. There are 3 categories and […] Read the full story »

Download a press release PDF »

March 10th, 2023


Due to adverse weather conditions the National Allotment Society head office will be closed today. Emails will still be monitored but phones will not. If you have an urgent enquiry please email Stay warm and safe. The NAS Team. Read the full story »

December 23rd, 2022

From January 3rd get 10% off Natural Grower’s range of liquid fertiliser, compost, plant feed and soil conditioner with a discount code that can be found in the members area. Their range of liquid fertiliser, compost, plant feed and soil conditioner are all suitable for outdoor and indoor plants. Approved by the Soil Association, Biodynamic […] Read the full story »

Next »