Signs of Spring at Syon Lane

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It may still be distinctly chilly in London, but there are already signs of spring in the air. And this means that Syon Lane Community Allotment is beginning to come out of its winter hibernation at last. If you look very closely, you can see new growth appearing everywhere as the cycle of the seasons repeats…

Interested in what we’re doing at the allotment? You’re in luck. Spring also means that the Syon Lane Sunday open days are back each week from 12pm. All are welcome!

For details on how to get to us, see the website here – and you can join in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter too.

You can find more of my photographs from Syon Lane here.

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Winter at Syon Lane

After the recent good news about the Syon Lane Community Allotment, I visited again on a cold December Sunday afternoon. With no leaves on the trees and very little growing, the place looked stark and wintery – so I grabbed a few photographs before the light faded…

For more information about Syon Lane, visit their website or see more of my photos here.

Good news from Syon Lane!

Syon Lane Community Allotment entrance (Photo: Claire Butler, 26/02/12)

I’m very pleased to report that, after much diplomatic negotiation, the volunteers at Syon Lane Community Allotment have been granted another year on the site – it seems that after a lot of hard work on the part of the volunteers over the last couple of years (including winning an award and being featured in the local paper!), the owner of the land was impressed with what has been achieved and was therefore happy to extend their time there.

And I’m looking forward to getting back down there with my camera…

If you’d like to know more, or are interested in getting involved, please visit the Syon Lane website or contact the team on Twitter.

Summer at Syon Lane

Last weekend saw me at Syon Lane Community Allotment again. Naturally, I brought my camera along, and managed to get some great pictures of the site coming into its summer colours – and beautiful they are too… (click on any of the images above to see a larger version).

If you’d like to visit, there is an open day every Sunday from 12pm and all are welcome. For details of how to get to the Allotment, see the map and travel info on the Syon Lane website here.

For regular updates on what the Allotment volunteers get up to (and some lively discussion), join the Syon Lane Community Allotment Facebook group, or follow @SyonLane on Twitter.

You can find more of my photos from Syon Lane here.

Syon Lane Community Allotment

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I recently paid a visit to the Syon Lane Community Allotment in west London. Set up by some of the people involved in the Kew Bridge Eco-Village project on the site of what had previously been long-derelict and long-forgotten allotments running alongside Syon Lane station, this rather lovely green space is currently full of late summer colour and growth – as you can see from these photos!

If you’ve been inspired by the slideshow above and would like to visit, the site is open to all every Sunday until dusk. It runs parallel to Platform 1 of Syon Lane station (South West Trains) – the platform for trains heading from Hounslow towards Waterloo – and can be accessed via the footpath to Rothbury Gardens.