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Volunteering, food growing and allotments

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Volunteering, food growing and allotments


There are a number of ways that you can volunteer in Camden’s parks and green spaces.

Parks and gardens friends' groups are voluntary groups of local residents, workers or visitors who dedicate some of their time, energy and effort to caring for and improving their local park, garden or open space. Anyone can join a friends group and give as much or as little time as they want. Friends groups always need new volunteers, whether it's to help organise an event, get stuck in with some planting or just to attend meetings to contribute to plans for the local park.

We value our friends' groups input into the management of Camden's parks and green spaces. Such partnerships work to help make our parks safe, clean and well-maintained popular assets to the community. We aim to build trusting relationships with community groups and engage in effective regular communication. Find out if there is a Friends of Group in your local area that you can join .

To set up a friends' group in your local park, please contact the  Park Services Team .

If you would like to get involved with practical conservation volunteering to improve your local environment then why not join Camden Green Gym .


All our allotments are full and waiting lists are closed.  Nearby councils have a greater number of allotments - you can check if plots are available in Barnet and Brent.

Allotments managed by associations are:

  • Antrim Grove - 29 plots of various sizes
  • Branch Hill - 27 plots of various sizes
  • Fitzroy Park - 88 plots of various sizes

For information on any of these allotments:

Camden also manages Westcroft Estate which has 50 plots of various sizes.

For information about this allotment:

Community food growing

Capital Growth encourages people to start food growing projects on unused land and to get involved with existing growing spaces. They give advice on sustainable food growing too.

If you’d like to start a food growing project in your local park, email

To find out about food growing projects on our estates, email