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—see City of Edinburgh Council allotment information.
Warriston plot holders can get in touch with ideas & contributions for the website, and to ask questions about Warriston site, while all website visitors are welcome to comment. Contact is via the Warriston contact form.
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With a stay at home policy now in place, plot holders should be respectful of others in relation to national guidelines re coronavirus. The plot is a healthy, safe place to be so long as we stick to this. The water will be turned on this week so that we can all wash our hands regularly. Take care and good growing.
TIP: Cut down young saplings growing along the site's public paths to use as canes for training beans, peas etc. This clears away unwelcome potential large trees while offering us a useful resource.
NEW CYCLE RACKS are ready for action in the main car park. Designed to support 10 bikes these will enable cyclists to store their bikes easily and away from narrow paths. Let's look forward to filling them regularly this year! Installation has been kindly sponsored by Edinburgh's Active Travel.
A heated propagator is a great investment if you want to get your crops off to a head start in chilly spring months. A seasoned plot holder tells you more about the benefits of a propagator boost
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-20. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.