New year, new course

Would you like to improve your knowledge and skills or to try something new for 2019? Capel Manor College is London’s leading specialist land-based college, with five centres across the capital. Near us, at their Crystal Palace park centre, they offer a range of full and part-time courses in animal care, arboriculture, floristry, garden design, and horticulture.

If you’d like to learn more the College invites you to an ‘Advice evening’ at Crystal Palace park centre (also at their other four centres) on Monday, 28 January, between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Winter gallery

This season we feature winter photographs of the allotments in our gallery, taken at Rosendale Allotments by Suzanne Jansen, thank you very much.

Shutting up shop

Our Stores and the Sunday café are now closed for the late Autumn/Winter. We plan to re-open the Stores in February 2019 (date and time to be confirmed). The Stores open each weekend in growing season, they’re located on the forecourt of the Rosendale Road main entrance.

RAA barbeque

The annual barbeque will be on Sunday 30 September from 1pm onwards. Always a great RAA event, this is an opportunity to come along to talk, share, feast and fest with other RAA members, with good food, drinks and great music by ‘Larkin’ from 2pm too. Some food (mostly for the barbecue) and drinks will be provided but please bring a dish to share and a bit more to drink if you want to make sure there’s enough for a good party!

RAA website


The public face for the Rosendale Allotments Association is our website. We welcome any feedback you may have. The site and in particular this news section is kept up-to-date by the RAA website team led by Lance Hodgson. So if you have news or pictures you wish to share, please pass them on – fruit and vegetable ‘selfies’ anyone?

Stuart Russell has designed our website based on a ‘responsive’ WordPress template created by the developers CyberChimps. Each layout adapts to view well on PCs and laptops of different screen sizes, iPads, tablets, phablets and phones.

People use an array of devices to view the web these days, we hope the RAA site works well on yours. If you see any problems or busted links please let us know. Be sure to include details of your PC/tablet/phone type, the browser you use and attach a ‘screen grab’ if you can.

And please, if you need a website designed for your business or organisation contact Stuart!