Welcome to prospective and current tenants

Hotwells & District Allotments

View of Kennel Lodge 1 Allotments
May 2022

Alderman Moore’s featured on Gardeners’ World in April. Watch it on iPlayer.

April 2022

Wildlife survey results are now available for all our sites on the information page. The latest ones are for Meadows and Alderman Moore’s

March 2022

Welcome to our new-look HwDAA website. We hope you like it.

Apply for a plot

Our waiting lists are open.

If you have recently applied for a plot – thank-you for hitting the apply button, but please remember to contact the membership secretary. Your application will not be processed until you do.


Spring news, featuring a note from our new president John Holland and a jobs list for April, May & June. (click the header to download)

Other newsletters are available in the information area.

The next edition will go out at the end of June. Please let Gill Turner have any contributions.

We welcome relevant contributions from members of HwDAA. You don’t have to produce a polished piece, a few sentences or draft notes are fine. The maximum for any article is 500 words and all items can be edited.


We need a volunteer events planner. In the past we’ve run various events including beginners courses, pruning workshops and cream teas. If you would like to take on this role we’d love to hear from you.


Calling all photographers: we would like photographs of your allotment for the gallery. Including crop successes & failures, wildlife, shedlife, beautiful views and anything else you find interesting!

Get in touch (select website manager)


Did you know there are garden centre discounts for HwDAA members?

The treasurer can provide proof of
membership which allows tenants to claim 10% discounts on plants at Riverside and Brackenwood garden centres.


Our Allotments

We have 6 allotment sites around the BS3 area of Bristol

5 near Ashton Court and 1 in Ashton Vale


White City


Alderman Moore’s


Bower Ashton


Kennel Lodge 1


Kennel Lodge 2


Buy seeds and more


On Alderman Moore’s

Open Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 – 12:00

A selection of what we sell

All at very reasonable prices

  • A range of seeds
  • Compost
  • Fertilisers: blood, fish & bone; growmore, lime
  • Ground cover
  • Canes
  • Tools (new & used)
  • Seasonal items: potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic
  • Watering cans
  • Gardening gloves
  • Shed maintenance materials

Potato Day

was a great success – thank you to all shop volunteers and committee for organising a fantastic face to face event.

Varieties still available include Kestrel, Charlotte, Pink Fir Apple and plenty of others especially maincrops.

We are sold out of Vivaldi, Colleen and Red Duke of York.

Have a look at the varieties we ordered and their characteristics

Loose Peat-free Green Compost

Is delivered to dumps on Alderman Moore’s, Bower Ashton, White City and Kennel Lodge 1.

It’s £4.00 per wheelbarrow load or £39 for a year’s worth (30 barrow loads).

The system is based on trust

It is a great service for tenants and we aim to cover our costs. Please pay for and monitor your own use of compost.

Payment can be made through BACS to the same bank details as your invoice payment. Use the reference “Your plot number compost”.

If our supply is stopped and we are unable to continue to offer the compost, tenants who have paid for a year’s supply will be offered a pro rata refund.

Have a look at how to use it.

14th January 2022

Onion and shallot sets on sale in the shop.

Onions are £1 for 200g.

Shallots – Yellow Moon and Bitztro – each £2 for 500g.

7th January 2022

The seed racks are restocked and include a bigger range of herbs and flowers this year, as well as some more unusual vegetables like Tree Spinach and Lablab beans.

All seeds are much cheaper than you’ll find at garden centres.

Bagged Compost

Melcourt multi-purpose peat free compost is available in the shop. £7.40 for a 50 litre bag.