Garden-Share at Summer Pop-Up: The Beautiful Allotment

(Picture owned by Bourne and Hollingsworth Presents)

(Picture owned by Bourne and Hollingsworth Presents)


You’re not alone in your love of allotments or wishing you had one. Naturally, the Capital is one of the most oversubscribed areas for an allotment in the U.K and the waiting lists are very long, however they prove to be an ever-popular theme.

Now you can sign up to Garden-Share at Bourne and Hollingsworth's Beautiful Allotment at The Geffrye Museum.

This summer, in central London, Bourne Hollingsworth (the people behind that lush bar/ restaurant with all the plants in Clerkenwell) present Summer Pop-Up venue, Beautiful Allotment at The Geffrye Museum and they've signed up to Lend on so you can Garden-Share. 

So, if you’re local and keen to grow Kale, want to tend to tomatoes or take pleasure from picking your own parsley; claim your own personal No-Dig patch at The Beautiful Allotment to test drive your gardening skills with our help at this summer-long event. 

At the end of summer, the harvest you grow is yours to have and if you find your fingers have turned green and you’re keen to continue gardening, Lend and Tend can get you Patch-Matched to a real plot to Garden-Share in your area. 

Garden-Share on straw bales at the Beautiful Allotment. (Picture owned by Bourne and Hollingsworth Presents)

Garden-Share on straw bales at the Beautiful Allotment. (Picture owned by Bourne and Hollingsworth Presents)

How can I join in? 

To register your interest and claim your personal straw bale to start growing in, simply fill in the form above and if you want to also find a real garden to garden-share in sign up to Lend and Tend as a ‘Tender’

Once you’ve signed up, our garden team will arrange a time with you to choose your plants and get you started.  

Crop Store Table

Choose plants from the crop store

We have a great variety of edibles! Don't forget the early birds...get the tomatoes.


Where is it? 

The Beautiful Allotment is located in the gardens of the Geffrye Museum 136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA.

Unfortunately, the museum is closed for refurbishment until 2020, but you can enjoy the comfort and furnishings of the allotment instead. 

The nearest station is Hoxton, but Old Street, Shoreditch High Street and Haggerston are all within easy walking distance. Plenty of busses also stop nearby. 


When can I garden? 

The Beautiful Allotment is a working bar/food pop-up and service area opening times are: 

Wednesday - Friday from 4pm - 11pm

Saturday: 12pm - 11pm

Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

However, if you’d just like to come along to tend to your plants on your personal straw bale, for health and safety reasons, gardening is permitted during daylight hours only

After you’ve tended to your plants, we’d highly recommend a cooling cocktail. Our favourite is The Gardener’s Negroni,  made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, including some grown on the Beautiful Allotment. 



If you need assistance with access or gardening. Please email if you have any special requirements. 

Children are permitted until 6pm, but must be accompanied by an adult over 21 at all times. 

We're very sorry but our No-Dig patch is No Dogs, too. 



If you're just visiting London, please do try and have a look in the Beautiful Allotment, it really is quite something. Designed by our green-fingered friend, Rob Kerr