The Federation’s site and plot competitions

Each year we run competitions for the best allotment site and best individual plot in the borough of Barnet. For the site competition, there are two categories, namely large sites and small sites. For the plot competition, societies are asked to nominate one plot per site.

Alongside the competitions we seek nominations for the Ted Green Memorial Award, which is for an outstanding community initiative by an allotment society during the previous twelve months. It is named after Ted Green who was for many the secretary of the Federation.


The 2018 competitions were held in July with judging taking place over two weekends. In the preliminary round the judging was undertaken by trained Federation volunteers. From those shortlisted in the first round the winners and runners-up were then decided by a Royal Horticultural Society judge.

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up which were as follows

Plot competition

  Site Plotholder
First Hospital Fields Silas Kendall
Second Hendon Grove Gerrard Chong & Elfed Griffiths
Third Vale Farm Abdullah Rustame
Very highly commended Fursby Avenue Kino Niccoli
Highly commended Gordon Road Mrs Fung Wan
Commended Brook Farm North Pedro da Silva
Site competition
  Large sites Small sites
First Gordon Road Fursby Avenue
Second Hendon Grove Nethercourt Avenue
Third Cat Hill Brent Way
Very highly commended Brook Farm South  
Highly commended Hatley Close  
Commended Hospital Fields  

The prizegiving took place on October 15 at Rathbone Allotments. Cups and certificates were presented to those winners and runners-up who were able to be there. by BAF Chair Kirstie Burgin. Photographs of the presentations may be found by clicking here.

The organiser’s report on the competitions may be found by clicking here.

The full results together with the detailed scores may be found by clicking these links

Some photographs taken by the judges of the winning plots and sites are available via these links

The winner of the Ted Green prize for 2018 is Child’s Hill Allotment Society for its project to install composting toilets on its site.