Welcome to Warriston Allotments
The 121 plots at Warriston, a large south facing site on the north side of Edinburgh, were created for unemployed families during the depression of the late 1920s.
Thanks to the city's allotment policy the land continues to be dedicated to a wide and welcoming community of local growers who rent full or half plots on a yearly basis. The waiting list for Warriston is currently 8 years—if you would like to put your name on this list go to City of Edinburgh Council allotment information. Please do not contact us re renting a plot— we are unable to reply to such enquiries as all city allotments are administered and allocated by the City Council.
The contact form is for Warriston plot holders only, to share ideas/enquiries/contributions. We cannot reply about plot rental or waiting lists—please see above.
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Autumn in Warriston
The equinox is upon us. Wednesday 22 September is the first day of autumn, when nights become longer than days. Despite the low rainfall, these warm weeks have given us a bountiful harvest, with still more to come.
As COVID 19 restrictions lift, it's important to keep the site a healthy place to be. Wash hands regularly. Use gloves or sanitiser on the gate padlock and taps. Take care and distance where appropriate.
Bonfires can begin from Sunday 3 October. Sundays only. More info on fire safety to be published soon.
Better still, compost as much as you can. Burning should be a last resort for diseased material.
Please compost as much plant material on your plot. This season's weeds will be next year's mulch. Drown perennial weeds in water for about 4 weeks if you're concerned about them regrowing in your bin.
Please don't dump any weeds, sods etc in the woods (see Wildlife, right).
Please do not dump any material from your plot into the central woodland area. Turf, weeds, prunings etc can all be composted or (last resort) burned.
The central woodland may look unkempt but it's in deliberately wild condition to attract birds and small mammals, giving them an abundance of food and ideal hiding spots.
Among others this area supports a fox den, wrens, sparrows, blue tits, woodpeckers, newts, toads and thousands of insects, all offering our allotments great diversity, many pollinators, and even rat catchers (the clever foxes). Go to our Pest or Guest section for lots of info on these and more.
Please respect them all by disturbing this area as little as possible.
Discount on potato, onion, garlic & leek orders 2022
CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS: Friday 22 October.
Now's the time to order your crops for next year. Via Warriston Committee, FEDAGA offers Edinburgh plot holders the opportunity to purchase high quality potatoes, onions and shallots at discount price. The very successful leek offer, begun last year, continues. And this year garlic has been added to the list. Details of delivery times and prices are all in the 2022 order form. Click here to download it and see dedicated page for more information.
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-21. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.