The Friends of Ascott Allotments in Ealing, West London, won the top award at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival this year in a larger-than-ever allotment-focussed area. Their exhibit had a Mediterranean flavour with an olive oil can of violas. There were talks and demonstrations from groups and individuals throughout the week. The Ascott project was designed by a small group of women gardeners to represent all aspects of allotments and was supported by MPG member Stephen Cole who grew many of the plants and we thank him for this picture.