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

Allotment open day results

Our open day on Saturday 6th August went extremely well.  The weather was kind to us, and we received lots of positive feedback about our allotments and the event itself.  Dave McGaughey, president, says a big thank everyone who contributed in any capacity for their teamwork and generosity. The Lucky 5 prize draw made £346.00 which will be split evenly between St Teresa's Hospice and the Great North Air Ambulance

Covid 19 Guidance

For the NSALG's guidance on Covid 19 and allotments see www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/.


  • Keep a reasonable distance from other people - the virus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks

  • Wash or sanitise your hands - especially before and after touching communal items such as the gate lock. Do not wash your hands in water troughs

  • Regularly clean hard surfaces and disinfect touched surfaces

Plots competition results

The plots competition judging was held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2022. For the results see "Plot competition results". For details of the categories being judged see "Plots competition categories".

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 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.

About our logo

Our logo is by Lucina (plot 41A). You can see a video of Lucina creating the Knotty Plots mosaic on the Etsy web site at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LuLuMosaics?ref=seller-platform-mcnav. The video is part of the "Video summary" slideshow near the bottom of the page. Please note that you may need to scroll right (or left) until you see it. It is titled "I PRESENT TO YOU KNOTTY PLOTS".