In 2011 Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and Groundwork NI worked together to develop a community allotment and garden project on land which was previously derelict.

The 7.5 acre site can be found on the Colinwell Road on the outskirts of Polegass, West Belfast.

The site boasts a clay pizza oven, a compostable toilet, a plot holders meeting area, and a spacious picnic area.

There are 54 plots on site which are fully let. Currently there is a waiting list for an allotment. If you are interested please contact Matthew McKinley at Colin Glen Allotments please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A new ecobuilding is being built on site in association with Groundwork NI. It will be launched in Autumn 2015. This modern eco friendly construction will be a great building where we plan to run cookery programmes, courses and will be a great meeting space.

More info on the Colin allotments can be found at:
Colin Allotment Facebook page

Community Gardener’s blog: