Welcome to the Hummersknott Allotments Association Limited (AKA KnottyPlots) web site

Open day

Saturday 27th July, 1pm to 4pm, Free Admission

Nunnery Lane Bridleway/Edinburgh Drive, Darlington

Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.


About us

Hummersknott Allotments Association Limited are a privately allotment society owned by our members and run by a group of volunteers. The allotment site covers 4.42 acres in the Hummersknott / Mowden area of Darlington. The society came into being on the 1st May 1917. Before this the area was the kitchen garden and orchard for Hummersknott Hall. For more about our history please see the "Our History" page.

If you are interested in joining us please see the "Getting an allotment" page.

Remember the birds and bees

Our smaller feathered friends can become trapped in plant netting when looking for food and water recently.  Help them by ensuring that yours is fixed securely enough to keep them out and by leaving fruit scraps and dishes of water somewhere easily accessible and away from netting.  The bees struggle to find a drink in the dry weather so they could also benefit from dishes of water left out.  Remember to put a stone or gravel inside the dish to enable them to walk down to the water with minimal risk of drowning.

About our logo

Our logo is by Lucina (plot 41A).  You can see more of Lucina's work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LuLuMosaics.