Annual Show and Great Allotment Bake Off 2018

Mark your calendars

The BHAS Annual Show and Great Allotment Bake Off will be held on Sunday, 2 September 2018 at Hertford Avenue Allotments, open to all from 1:00-3:00pm.  View the event information here and start to prep your entries today.

There will be cakes, preserves and plants for sale plus a BBQ & Social, children’s activities, and a raffle.

Show categories

View the categories here along with helpful exhibiting tips.  Entries are welcome from all BHAS members*, whether you are a novice or veteran (exhibitors 10 – 11.45 am, judging 12 – 1pm) in both vegetables, flowers, and baking categories.  We are also including a new children’s category this year for the best courgettes pet!

*If you’re not a BHAS member, you can join on the day.  


The show runs every year thanks to the efforts of the BHAS and allotment community.  If you would like to volunteer on the day or can bring a prize or baked goods/ preserves for us to sell, please email so we can make sure we have everything needed on the day.

We are looking for:

  • Prizes for the raffle. These can be items or experiences (for example, tickets to an event or offering an hour of your time to weed someone else’s plot!)
  • Plants we can sell. Please label these with the name and colour of flower (where appropriate).
  • Cakes and preserves we can sell. Jams and chutney are always popular. We need plenty of cakes and cupcakes too, which can be sold with teas.
  • Volunteers to support judges x2 (no experience required!)
  • Volunteers to help prepare food x2 (on Saturday, 1 September)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Richmond Council Allotment Competition Judging Begins 13 August

The judging for this year’s Richmond Council Allotment Competition will take place the week beginning 13 August.

You can enter the competition by contacting your committee or the allotments office.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd overall winners and best novice.  Novices will be plot holder’s who joined their site after 1 June 2017.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of crops – 25 points
  • Variety of crops – 25 points
  • Cleanliness – 20 points
  • Pest and disease control – 10 points
  • Companion planting/originality – 10 points
  • Compost – 10 points

Entries must be received by the Richmond Council Allotment Office by Friday, 10 August.

The 2017 winners are on the Council website.

The allotment office can be contacted at or 020 8831 6110.

Good luck to all who enter!

2018 Allotment Open Day

Note: This information was posted on the previous version of the website. We didn’t want to lose this information, so we have transferred it to this post.


Sunday, 13 May 2018 was the Allotment Open Day

The sun shone on the Open Day for allotment holders and visitors. As usual the ever-popular plant stall and food and drink stalls had people queuing up, children hunted out the sights to be seen in I-Spy Bingo and there were prizes to be won in the raffle. Also, when Waitrose were asked  to donate to the raffle, they offered to give the Allotment Society a slot in their ‘Community Matters’ scheme for June. Each month 3 local organisations share £1,000 which is divvied up according to their share of the votes (the  green tokens collected from the checkout) , so remember next month to pick up your token and put it in the East Sheen Allotments box!

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