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 Warriston re renting a plot—they are allocated through the Council only.
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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With COVID 19 restrictions being eased, plot holders should continue to be respectful of others in relation to national guidelines re the virus. The plot is a healthy, safe place to be so long as we stick to this. Wash hands regularly. Use gloves or sanitiser on the gate padlock and taps. Take care and good growing.
Fires are still banned across Edinburgh allotment sites. We'll keep you informed of any changes to this.
Thanks for using the CYCLE RACKS! Located in the car park, they were installed with the generous sponsorship of Edinburgh's Active Travel.
TOP 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.
It's courgette season and they are growing thick and fast so for some it may be time to broaden the courgette recipe repetoire. Thankfully an east side plot holder can help with this quick and tasty courgette soup.
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-20. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.