Hummersknott Allotments Association Ltd

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

Apple sale - October 6th October 10:00 to 1200

Come and buy some of our lovely freshly picked apples - cookers and eaters. Lots for a few quid, you will not be disappointed. All proceeds for association funds.

Beginners beekeeping course starting 1st October

Darlington Beekeepers' Association are running a Beginners' Beekeeping Course on the five Monday evenings (7:00 - 9:00 pm) during October at Brafferton Village Hall. Cost £50 (£75 for couples). Practical training will be available at The Denes Apiary when the bees become active again in early 2019 - at no further cost and protective kit will be provided. As an allotments association member, or partner, you will be welcome to join the allotments beekeeping group. Just get in touch with Derek Lindsay on 07860 356786 or at if you want to enrol on the course or require further information.

Allotments open day a great success

The open day on the 11th August was a great success with a lots of visitors enjoying themselves. Thanks to everyone who came and a special thanks to all the people who helped behind the scenes to make it such a great afternoon. In total we made £1,461:50 and as our secretary Derek Lindsay said it is "an excellent result, well done all round".

For those interested or may enjoy partaking in a bit of research

MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is your opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production. If you fancy in participating in this research project or would like to find out more information, please look at the following web address:

Centenary commemorative film

Our Centenary commemorative film is still available to members who want it.

You can get your copy in two formats - either on a DVD or on a USB storage device (the USB version is full High Definition).

To get a DVD - simply send me your address via Facebook or email me at

If you prefer a USB version - you will need to provide a USB device with a minimum 3.5GB of free space. Pop the USB into a padded envelope (or pop it in a normal envelope, but wrap it up well in kitchen paper). Please write your name & address on the envelope. You can either give this to Paul Wattam in person or alternatively, mark it for his attention and leave it on the table in the Top Pavilion.